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"Charges against three youths have been stayed. Of the adults, 10 remain in jail and four are out on bail."

hi,
in the sentence above, can I say that "stayed" means "suspended"?
does "of the adults" mean the same as "as to/for the adults"?
are this expressions common and good English?
thanks.
 

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"Charges against three youths have been stayed. Of the adults, 10 remain in jail and four are out on bail."

hi,
in the sentence above, can I say that "stayed" means "suspended"?
does "of the adults" mean the same as "as to/for the adults"?
are this expressions common and good English?
thanks.

Yes and yes.

The first one is a legal term.
The second is structural, and could be heard in certain contexts.

Both are good English.
 
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