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[soo-per-see-dee-uh s, -as] /ˌsu pərˈsi di əs, -ˌæs/
noun, plural 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.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for supersedeas
  • The stay is effective when the supersedeas bond is approved by the court.
  • If you post a supersedeas bond, as explained below, you will not be required to also post a cost bond.
  • Appellant's motion for stay of circuit court's cash bond order and approval of surety supersedeas bond.
  • Appellants' motion to approve supersedeas bond and for stay of execution.
  • Appellant's motion for release of surety supersedeas bond.
  • If you want to stay enforcement of the judgment you must post a supersedeas bond.
Word Origin and History for supersedeas

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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