Definitions of "stay"
  1. It refers to the act of halting or postponing a proceeding, action, or enforcement temporarily through an official declaration by a judge or government official
  2. The term relates to a halt or pause enforced on a process or action, usually for a temporary period, arising out of a court's decision or an executive's order
How to use "stay" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to issue a stay on the eviction so the family could present their case.
  2. In response to the pending investigation, a stay was ordered on all business operations.
  3. The execution proceedings of the will were put on a stay until the authenticity of the document was verified.

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