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 supersede&amacron;s, you must desist (from the writ), from Latin, second person sing. present subjunctive of supersed&emacron;re, 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.