Definition of supersedeas in US English:

supersedeas

noun

  • 1Without writ.

  • 2More fully "writ of supersedeas".

Phrases

  • clerk of the supersedeas

    • An official of the Court of Common Pleas who made out writs of supersedeas.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in William Langland (c1325–c1390), poet. From Anglo-Norman supersedeas, noun from post-classical Latin supersedeas, title of a form of writ from classical Latin supersedeas ‘you shall desist’, used in the formula of the writ.