SUPERSEDEREsupersedere (s[y]oo-p[schwa]r-s[schwa]-deer-ee). [Law Latin] Hist. SIST.
¡°When creditors voluntarily agree to supersede or sist diligence against their debtor for a certain period, such an agreement is called a supersedere; and the same name is given to any judicial act by which creditors are restrained from doing diligence. A creditor who commits a breach of the supersedere, whether it be voluntary or judicial, is liable to the debtor in damages.¡± John Trayner, Trayner’s Latin Maxims 591 (4th ed. 1894).