supersedeas
noun (plural supersedeas) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, you shall refrain, from supersedēre Date: 14th century 1. a common-law writ commanding a stay of legal proceedings that is issued under various conditions and especially to stay an officer from proceeding under another writ 2. an order staying proceedings of an inferior court

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  • supersedeas — su·per·se·de·as /ˌsü pər sē dē əs/ n [Medieval Latin, you should desist (word used in the writ)] 1: a common law writ commanding a stay of legal proceedings that is issued under various conditions and esp. to stay an officer from proceeding under …   Law dictionary

  • Supersedeas — Su per*se de*as, n. [L., suspend, set aside, stay, 2d pers. sing. present subjunctive of supersedere. See {Supersede}.] (Law) A writ of command to suspend the powers of an officer in certain cases, or to stay proceedings under another writ.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supersedĕas — (lat., »laß ab«), in England Befehl, das Verfahren einzustellen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • supersedeas — writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, lit. you shall desist, second person sing. subjunctive of supersedare (see SUPERSEDE (Cf. supersede)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supersedeas — [so͞o΄pərsē′dē as΄] n. [ME < L, you shall desist < supersedere: see SUPERSEDE] a legal document issued to halt or delay the action of some process of law …   English World dictionary

  • supersedeas — /sooh peuhr see dee euhs, as /, n., pl. supersedeas. Law. a writ ordering a stoppage or suspension of a judicial proceeding, of the execution of a judgment, or of the enforcement of another writ. [ < L supersedeas, 2nd person sing. pres. subj. of …   Universalium

  • supersedeas — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈsēdēəs noun (plural supersedeas) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, you shall desist, 2d singular present subjunctive of supersedēre to supersede; from the occurrence of the word in the writ …   Useful english dictionary

  • supersedeas — noun a) A type of surety bond that a court requires from an appellant who wants to delay payment of a judgement until the appeal is over. b) A writ requiring a lower court to suspend an action …   Wiktionary

  • supersedeas — su·per se·de·as || ‚suːpÉ™(r) sɪːdɪæs n. document commanding the stay of legal proceedings (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supersedeas — su·per·se·de·as …   English syllables

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