stay of proceedings meaning

  "stay of proceedings" in a sentence
An order by the court suspending proceedings, usually because of some misconduct by the claimant (e.g. in a claim for damages for personal injury, unreasonably refusing to attend for medical examination by a doctor nominated by the defendant).
  • proceedings:    Noun: proceedings& ...
  • stay:    Verb: stay &n ...
  • stay at:    Verb: stay atResid ...


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  1. On application to the Supreme Court a stay of proceedings was granted.
  2. As a result, a stay of proceedings was directed in the case ."
  3. Stays of proceedings can also take place in the absence of a " Charter " violation.
  4. When the trial began, the accused moved for a stay of proceedings on the grounds of unreasonable delay.

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