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  • n. A stay or suspension of proceedings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
  • transitive v. To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
  • transitive v. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Scots law: To present at the bar: used reflexively: for example, a party is said to sist himself when appearing before the court to answer
  • To cause to appear; cite into court; summon.
  • To stop; stay; delay: now only in Scots law.
  • n. In Scots law, the act of legally staying diligence or execution on decrees for civil debts.


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