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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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The court, thus, held that the removal and the motion for remand and abstention were valid, but the action itself remained stayed. It also abandoned, as unnecessary, the portion of its prior ruling annulling the automatic stay with respect to removal.
The stayed columns are usually formed by central steel tube of length L, mid-span crossarm with 4 arms of length a in angle [alpha] = 90[degrees] and stays made of cables or rods, each with prestress T.
Though that court stayed arbitration pending litigation, not arbitration, the court's analysis is highly analogous to this issue.
The party's right to appeal an order would be empty if orders and judgments could not be stayed pending review.
Nov 28, 2009 Choice Hotels Award: double points Expires: 12/15/2009 Restrictions: For every eligible night stayed at goldpoints plus hotels worldwide.
Of those in the study admitted to hospital with a broken or fractured hip or needing a hip replacement, 57% stayed two weeks or more.
Childbirth, the most common reason uninsured people stayed in a hospital, rose by 32% from 190,700 to 251,800 a year.
"I've stayed at a Four Seasons and it can cost as little as a Marriott or Hilton."
Hurricane Katrina evacuees stayed with us eleven days, and 160 Hurricane Rita evacuees stayed only five days.
This means that longer-term charter-school attendees (and, presumably, those students deriving the greatest benefit from these schools, since they stayed put) were excluded.
Over 190,000 hospital visits with over 7.7 million days stayed were attributable to a primary diagnosis of mental illness in 2002-2003.