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stay of execution

From Longman Business Dictionarystay of executionˌstay of exeˈcution noun (plural stays of execution) [countable usually singular]1LAW the stopping or delaying of a punishment by a judgeHis attorneys filed a seventh petition, winning a stay of execution.2journalism the stopping or delaying of something unpleasant or difficult to deal withThey have a stay of execution between now and the next set of trade figures.
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