A suspension of the power to issue an execution on a judgment or decree from which an appeal or proceeding in error has been taken; or, if a writ of execution has issued, a prohibition emanating from the appellate court against the execution of the writ, in other words, an auxiliary process designed to supersede the enforcement of the judgment of the court below brought up for review. 4 Am J2d A & E § 364. The effect of an appeal, writ of error, or certiorari, in suspending the enforcement of the judgment against which the appeal, writ of error, or certiorari is directed.

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