Judgment debt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Judgment debt (Law) a debt secured to the creditor by a judge's order.
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Usage

In literature:

A judgment for debt had been secured against Mauguin, one of the Representatives.
"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" by Karl Marx
Then another officer, who had been hunting him in couples with the other, stepped forward and took HIM, for the balance of a judgment debt.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
They obtained a judgment for the amount claimed and, as Penn could not pay, they had him arrested and imprisoned for debt.
"The Quaker Colonies" by Sydney G. Fisher
And debts and executions of judgments may be had upon the land and tenements.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
It is a judgment debt, the only one.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Among other claims that may be proved are judgments, debts founded on an open account, and rents.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Evidently judgment was not imminent, Betty Middleweek could cease paying her debts, and the chapel could be closed again.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Judge Lumley Smith said a judgment debt must come in front of those of his friends, and ordered payment of one pound a month.
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
The time allowed for payment of a judgment debt was by the XII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
No personal property is exempt from process under a judgment for a debt for the wages of a laborer or servant.
"How to Collect a Doctor Bill" by Frank P. Davis
I would give judgment against him, and then an order for an execution would easily scare the debt out of him.
"Curiosities of Human Nature" by Anonymous
Creditors were securing judgments for debts long due them.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In news:

Republicans continue to tease the idea that they will not vote to raise the debt limit, as judgment day approaches and another standoff awaits.
After a debt judgment, a Fact Information Sheet comes standard in Florida and must be given to a Creditor on request.
Where a US Bankruptcy Court judge ruled that a defendant debtor's state court judgment debt to the plaintiffs is exempt from discharge under 11 U.S.C.
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