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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An order of this honourable court directing all parties to this application to maintain status quo antebellum pending the determination of the motion on notice for stay of execution pending before the court dated the 4th of December, 2017 but filed on the of December, 2017.
A stay of execution was ordered by the yzmir 6th Administrative Court on Dec.
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.
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.
But though he has a stay of execution, there will be no happy ending at Upton Park for Grant.
An Iranian woman who was going to be stoned to death for adultery has been given a temporary 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.
A DEBT and welfare advice centre under threat of closure has won a stay of execution.
And following a near three hour conversation between both parties on Thursday, Silkman said important issues had been addressed and stated he was "90 per cent certain" that a 60-day stay of execution would be granted from next Saturday to allow racing to continue.