La palabra del día: Medidas cautelares

Procedural instrument of a precautionary nature that the court adopts, ex officio or at the request of the parties, in order to guarantee the effectiveness of the judicial decision by preserving, preventing or ensuring the rights and interests that must be elucidated in the process. E.g.: Esta autorización es independiente del proceso de revisión del acto ejecutado, o de las medidas cautelares que puedan adoptarse: This authorization is independent of the process of reviewing the decision or of any precautionary measures that may be adopted.
The lexical expressions are requerir/solicitar medidas cautelares, if the subject is the requestant; and ordenar medidas cautelares, if the subject is the judge. dc