- 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
- An order that pauses the actions of a lower court, particularly the execution of a judgment, until an appeal can be reviewed
- The defense attorney sought a supersedeas to delay the execution of the judgment until the case could be appealed.
- Following the initial trial, the appellate court issued a supersedeas suspending the lower court's actions.
- In order to prevent immediate eviction, the tenant filed for a supersedeas to stay the proceedings until the appeal is heard.