Legal Definition and Related Resources of Supersedeas

Meaning of Supersedeas

The name of a writ containing a command to stay the proceedings. The process of superseding the judgment or order of an inferior court . A stay of proceedings suspending the enforcement of a judgment. See Dulin v Pacific Wood & Coal Co., 98 Cal. 304, 33 P. 123.

Supersedeas Alternative Definition

(Lat. that you set aside). A stay of proceedings. The name of a writ containing a command to stay the proceedings at law. It is either express, by the issuance of a writ of supersedeas, or implied, by the issuance of a writ, as of certiorari, a writ of error when bail is given, etc., which operate as supersedeas.

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Supersedeas Legal Definition

A writ issued by an appellate court to preserve the status quo pending review of a judgment.


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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Supersedeas

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writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, literally “you shall desist,” second person singular present subjunctive of supersedere “desist, refrain from, forebear” (see supersede).




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