stay of execution

stay of execution
index reprieve, respite (reprieve)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

stay of execution
A judicial order that prevents a judgment from being executed for a period of time.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

stay of execution
an order that operates to prevent the judgment creditor from putting in operation the legal process of execution; it does not affect rights acquired independently of the process stayed. Unlike the position with regard to stay of proceedings, the court has no inherent power to order a stay of execution of a judgment or order requiring the payment of money, which goes to the question of enforceability of the judgment rather than its validity or correctness.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

stay of execution
A court-ordered delay in carrying out the death penalty.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

stay of execution
See stay.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

stay of execution
   a court-ordered delay in inflicting the death penalty.
   See also: stay

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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