- 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
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Historical Examples of 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
Robert Foxton got the kings pardon, and so purchasing foorth a supersedeas, the suit therevpon against him was staied.
Under certain conditions, if the defendant's hardship could be definitely shown, a writ of certiorari and supersedeas might issue.The Grafters
writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, literally "you shall desist," second person singular subjunctive of supersedare (see supersede).