Definitions of "supersedeas"
  1. A writ rooted in common law that commands a delay in legal proceedings, usually issued under certain circumstances to suspend an officer from carrying out orders from an additional writ
  2. An order that pauses the actions of a lower court, particularly the execution of a judgment, until an appeal can be reviewed
How to use "supersedeas" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney sought a supersedeas to delay the execution of the judgment until the case could be appealed.
  2. Following the initial trial, the appellate court issued a supersedeas suspending the lower court's actions.
  3. In order to prevent immediate eviction, the tenant filed for a supersedeas to stay the proceedings until the appeal is heard.

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