stay of proceedings


stay of proceedings
stay of proceedings ˌstay of proˈceedings noun stays of proceedings PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] LAW
the stopping or delaying of a legal trial by a judge:

• The court granted a stay of proceedings for three weeks.

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stay of proceedings UK US noun [C, usually singular] (plural stays of proceedings)
LAW a situation in which a court trial is stopped temporarily or ended by a judge: »

The judge ordered a stay of proceedings on the grounds that the lawsuit was not serious.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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