The name given to a writ, a court order, from a higher court commanding a lower court to suspend a particular proceeding.
A supersedeas is a writ that suspends the authority of a trial court to issue an execution on a judgment that has been appealed. It is a process designed to stop enforcement of a trial court judgment brought up for review. The term is often used interchangeably with a stay of proceeding.
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