Definition of Stay of execution

1. Noun. An order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time.

Generic synonyms: Stay
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stay Of Execution

stay at
stay at home
stay away
stay behind
stay fresh
stay in
stay in place
stay of execution (current term)
stay off
stay on
stay over
stay put
stay the course
stay the distance
stay the night
stay together
stay tuned
stay up

Literary usage of Stay of execution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings in the Supreme Court of by Francis Joseph Troubat, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, William Worthington Haly, Asa Israel Fish (1867)
"... to a stay of execution, on the plea of freehold.1 Practice.—In the District Court of Philadelphia when the plaintiff desires to contest the character of ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"... to be made in such cases so as to preserve the lien during the pendency of the stay.1 But a stay of execution by order of court before a levy is made, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... after judgment has been rendered against him in the state court, he may produce that discharge to the state court and obtain the stay of execution. ..."

4. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1910)
"Of Stay of Execution in Capital Cases: Pregnancy; Insanity. In capital cases there are two causes which operate to delay or prevent the execution. ..."

5. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas in Personal by William Tidd, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1821)
"... and the court of King's Bench upon that ground held, that the writ of error became an absolute nullity, and was no superseded* or stay of execution: But ..."

6. The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted Or Enacted by Ohio, Salmon Portland Chase, Northwest Territory (1833)
"And the form of a recognizance of bail for stay of execution, as follows: In the suit of AB against CD, I, EF, 'do acknowledge myself baij for CDj in the ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... from 10th day of January, 1863, until paid, and all costs; and that there be a stay of execution on the judgment until the 13th February, 1867; when, ..."

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