noun, plural su·per·se·de·as. Law.
Origin of supersedeas
Examples from the Web for supersedeas
His counsel applied to the Supreme Court for a supersedeas, but the court, after solemn argument, refused the application.Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. II (of 2)|W. H. Russell
Under certain conditions, if the defendant's hardship could be definitely shown, a writ of certiorari and supersedeas might issue.The Grafters|Francis Lynde
Robert Foxton got the kings pardon, and so purchasing foorth a supersedeas, the suit therevpon against him was staied.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (11 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
Word Origin and History for supersedeas
writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, literally "you shall desist," second person singular subjunctive of supersedare (see supersede).