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stay

Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.

stay

[stā]
(engineering)
In a structure, a tensile member which holds other members of the structure rigidly in position.

stay

1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
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Up to 5 groups (10 People) who participate in the STAY JAPAN Ambassadors promotional event will have a chance to stay for free at Hirado Castle.
The shorter length of stay for uninsured patients, the researcher states, suggests that there is a financial incentive to discharge uninsured patients as soon as medically possible, but it also notes that patients covered by private insurance arc not hospitalized significantly longer than uninsured patients, probably due to aggressive utilization management programs.
Full tariff will be charged for every night of stay for which a voucher is not presented.
In 1985, when the average length of stay for resident was 398 days, Medicare was primary payer for 11 percent of all discharges.
troops must stay for the good of the Iraqi people--even though most of those people clearly want U.S.