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SUSPEND Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To interrupt; to cause to cease for a time; to stay, delay, or hinder; to discontinue temporarily, but with an expectation or purpose of resumption. To forbid a public officer, attorney, or ecclesiastical person from performing his duties or exercising his functions for a more or less definite interval of time. See Insurance Co. v. Aiken, 82 Va. 428; Stack v. O’Hara, 98 Pa. 232; Iteeside v. U. S., 8 Wall. 42, 10 L. Ed. 318; Williston v. Camp, 9 Mont. 88, 22 Pac. 501; Dyer v. Dyer, 17 It. I. 547, 23 Atl. 910; State v. Melvin, 166 Mo. 565, 66 S. W. 534; Poe v. State, 72 Tex. 625, 10 S. W. 732. See SUSPENSION.


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