Definition of Supersedeas:

  1. Stay order issued by an higher (appellate) court to preserve the status quo pending review of a lower courts order, judgment, or jurisdiction. Latin for, you shall desist.

  2. More fully writ of supersedeas.

  3. (now chiefly US). A writ commanding the stay of legal proceedings, authorizing an action, or suspending powers. Without writ.

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