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stay of proceedings noun


a court order stopping a civil or criminal trial that is currently being heard. The court can later lift the stay and continue proceedings, or postpone proceedings indefinitely.
The defendants sought a stay of proceedings under section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

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