stay of execution meaning

  "stay of execution" in a sentence
  • Noun: stay of execution
    1. An order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time

    Derived forms: stays of execution

    Type of: stay

    Encyclopedia: Stay of execution

  • [Law]
    An order suspending the execution of the order of a court. In the High Court a stay of execution by writ of fieri facias may be granted subject to the condition that the debtor pays the judgment debt by specified instalments (unlike the county courts, the High Court has no other power to order the payment of judgment debts by instalments).


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  1. High Court puts off decision on stay of execution in temple case
  2. The court also granted a stay of execution pending their appeal.
  3. Meanwhile, Ritchie frantically tries to get a stay of execution.
  4. An appeal was filed and an automatic stay of execution granted.
  5. Can I request a stay of execution to fix this up?

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