a stay of execution

a delay in carrying out a court order.
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  • stay of execution — index reprieve, respite (reprieve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 stay of execution …   Law dictionary

  • stay of execution — ˌstay of exeˈcution noun stays of execution PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] 1. LAW the stopping or delaying of a punishment by a judge: • His attorneys filed a seventh petition, winning a stay of execution. 2. JOURNALISM …   Financial and business terms

  • Stay of execution — A stay of execution is a court order to temporarily suspend the execution of a court judgement. In cases where the death penalty has been imposed, a stay of execution may be sought to defer the execution of the convicted person. This may occur in …   Wikipedia

  • stay of execution — noun an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑stay * * * stay of execution/deportation/etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • stay of execution — stays of execution N COUNT If you are given a stay of execution, you are legally allowed to delay obeying an order of a court of law. [LEGAL] …   English dictionary

  • stay of execution — /ˌsteɪ əv eksɪ kju:ʃ(ə)n/ noun the temporary stopping of a legal order ● The court granted the company a two week stay of execution …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 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 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • stay of execution — ➡ capital punishment * * * …   Universalium

  • (a) stay of execution — a ˌstay of exeˈcution idiom (law) a delay in following the order of a court • to grant a stay of execution • There will be no stay of execution and few mourners for this concrete tower block, due to be demolished next month. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • a stay of execution — a delay in carrying out a court order …   Useful english dictionary


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