Definition of stay
- enPR: stā, IPA(key): /steɪ/
- Rhymes: -eɪ
stay (plural stays)
- (law) Two types of court order, either of which may be called simply a stay:
- A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
The governor granted a stay of execution.
stay (third-person singular simple present stays, present participle staying, simple past and past participle stayed)
- (transitive) To put off; defer; postpone; delay; keep back.
The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
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