stay of execution

stay of execution
An order issued by the court, upon cause shown, against the issuance or the enforcement of an execution. Stays of execution are of three classes: (1) those which are ordered by the court in which judgment is rendered, but not as the result of any appellate proceeding, and which proceed upon the ground that for some cause, the execution of the judgment ought to be postponed to some subsequent date, or, perhaps, ought not to take place at all; (2) those which result from statutes or rules of court granting the defendant a further time in which to satisfy the judgment upon his giving security therefor; and (3) those which are a consequence of, or attend, appellate proceedings. 30 Am J2d Exec § 692. See supersedeas.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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