writ of execution

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n writ of execution a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
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Usage

In literature:

DILIGENCE, writ of execution, coach.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
What unaccountable slowness sheriffs and their deputies sometimes exhibit in the execution of their writs!
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
After judgment and the awarding of the writ of seisin, but before its execution, Edward died.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Shortly after their condemnation, Bonner's writ arrived for their execution, which was fixed for the 2d of August, 1557.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The bailiff of a franchise or liberty is the officer who executes writs and processes, and impanels juries within the franchise.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The contempt consists in not complying with the terms of writs or warrants sent for execution.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
The merchants opposed the execution of the writ on constitutional grounds.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
That writ would go into the hands of the sheriff, and I do not doubt its execution.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
Executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
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In news:

Where a judge denied the plaintiff's motion for a writ of execution on a judgment against the defendant, the judge erred and the motion denial must be reversed.
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