[ -sē] ′dē as′ supersedeas definition by Webster's New World
a legal document issued to halt or delay the action of some process of law
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin you shall desist ; from supersedere: see supersede Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
supersedeas definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A writ containing a command to stay legal proceedings, as in the halting or delaying of the execution of a sentence.
Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin supersedeās, you must desist (from the writ), from Latin, second person sing. present subjunctive of supersedēre, to desist from; see supersede. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. supersedeas - Legal Definition
You shall forbear or
desist. A writ suspending or staying a proceeding in order to maintain the
status quo, pending appeal. It usually stays a creditor’s taking possession of
property pursuant to a lower court’s ruling.