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In criminal law. The withdrawing of a sentence of death for an in- terval of time, whereby the execution is suspended. 4 Bl. Comm. 394. And see Butler v. State, 97 Ind. 374; Sterling v. Drake, 29 Ohio St. 400, 23 Am. Rep. 702; In re Buchanan, 146 N. Y. 264, 40 N. E. 8S3.


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