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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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After lunch, Myleen brought out binders filled with paperwork that she and her family had collected, the impressive paper trail of all the efforts they had taken to try to stay in the United States.
David Cole, "Secret Tribunal," The Nation, May 6, 1991 (criticizing the FBI and INS investigations of Palestinian-born resident aliens accused of affiliating with terrorist organizations); Susan Aschoff, "Appeal to Stay in Country Rejected," St.
Gephardt, Gutierrez, and other House Democrats won a temporary extension, until October 23, of the program that allows immigrants seeking green cards to stay in the country.