stay of execution (steɪ əv ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən)
- (law) if you are given stay of execution you are legally allowed to delay obeying an order
of a court of law
Example Sentences Including 'stay of execution'
'31 His health continued to falter, but he received an unexpected stay of execution.
OLD THUNDER: A Life of Hilaire Belloc (2002)
But Cr Dreschner labelled the proposal as a ` stay of execution ".
But local people were shocked, and successfully campaigned for a stay of execution.
New Scientist (1998)
EDUCATION Secretary Estelle Morris yesterday won a stay of execution in the A-level fiasco.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
It wasn't a deal at all, it was merely a stay of execution.
Might have to call for binding arbitration, a stay of execution , whatever.
This was not a pardon, Geoffrey knew, just a stay of execution.
Under new dog control laws, Piper's only hope for a stay of execution lay in convincing Judge Spear there were exceptional circumstances.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
With the ailing company's shareholders baying for blood, Torrington had to meet the Friday deadline to get a stay of execution.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
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