supersedeas

[soo-per-see-dee-uh s, -as]
noun, plural su·per·se·de·as. Law.
  1. a writ ordering a stoppage or suspension of a judicial proceeding, of the execution of a judgment, or of the enforcement of another writ.

Origin of supersedeas

< Latin supersedeās, 2nd person singular present subjunctive of supersedēre to supersede, the writ being so named because supersedeās, i.e., you shall desist, occurs in it
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Word Origin and History for supersedeas
n.

writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, literally "you shall desist," second person singular subjunctive of supersedare (see supersede).

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