stay of execution

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an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time

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Sarwar's lawyers are in court Monday day seeking a stay of execution, but it is not yet clear whether or how the Interior Ministry is going to act.
The BakyrkE[micro]y Municipality had previously brought a lawsuit to the ystanbul 5th Administrative Court, requesting that it issue a stay of execution on the construction of 25 buildings of over 70 meters in height.
Mary Fallin then issued a two-week stay of execution for Warner, but his attorneys asked for a six-month delay.
In part, Randolph argued that Manning didn't seek DNA evidence during trial and other reasons for being against a stay of execution.
THE City watchdogs received a stay of execution from the new coalition but will see their powers stripped in favour of a beefed up Bank of England.
Summary: Portsmouth earned a temporary stay of execution from Premier League relegation as they held Blackburn to a goalless draw at Fratton Park.
CHESTER City received a stay of execution yesterday when the High Court in London adjourned a winding up petition from HM Revenue and Customs for 42 days.
ANKARA, Jan 20, 2010 (TUR) -- Privatization tender process on four state-owned sugar refineries in Turkey has been shut down after a high court order for stay of execution, the country's privatization authority said Wednesday.
THERE will be delight at the decision of Northumberland County Council to scrap plans to shut 12 libraries in the county - accompanied by a degree of scepticism about how long the stay of execution may last.
A MIDLAND man caught up in an immigration row has been granted an unwelcome stay of execution after being jailed for five years.
PHIL DONALDSON (July 21) suggested that a modest increase in tote retention might secure a stay of execution for Wimbledon.
A US federal court has given a stay of execution to 85 sea lions slated to be killed to help boost salmon stocks below a dam connecting the states of Washington and Oregon.
Fame wins Wilbur only a temporary stay of execution.
A popular library which was threatened with closure has been given a stay of execution.
Pakistan's president has granted a stay of execution for a British-Pakistani man who was set to hang next month for the killing of a taxi driver 18 years ago.