stay of execution

Definition of "stay of execution"
  1. A court order that temporarily postpones the enforcement of a death sentence
How to use "stay of execution" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a stay of execution, postponing the defendant's death sentence.
  2. Following a new piece of evidence, a stay of execution was granted.
  3. The prisoner's lawyer fought hard for a stay of execution, hoping to introduce new testimonies.

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