[soo-per-see-dee-uhs, -as]
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.

< 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
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Word Origin & History

writ to stay legal proceedings, 1393, from L., lit. "you shall desist," second person sing. subjunctive of supersedare (see supersede).
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Example sentences
The stay is effective when the supersedeas bond is approved by the court.
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.
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