a legal document issued to halt or delay the action of some process of law
Origin of supersedeasMiddle English ; from L, you shall desist ; from supersedere: see supersede
A writ that suspends the power of a lower court to issue an execution on a judgment where an appeal to a higher court has been taken.
Origin of supersedeasMiddle English, from Medieval Latin supersedeās, you must desist (from the writ), from Latin, second person sing. present subjunctive of supersedēre, to desist from; see supersede.
supersedeas - Legal Definition
You shall forbear or desist. A writ suspending or staying a proceeding in order to maintain the status quo, pending appeal. It usually stays a creditor’s taking possession of property pursuant to a lower court’s ruling.