1. To delay or postpone. 2. To stop one from participating or enjoying a privilege for a period of time.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
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 for: bid a public officer, attorney, or ecclesiastical person from performing his duties or exercising his functions for a more or less definite interval of time.