execution
ex·e·cu·tion /ˌek-si-'kyü-shən/ n
1: the act or process of executing
witnessed the execution of the will
2: a putting to death as fulfillment of a judicial death sentence
3: the process of enforcing a judgment (as against a debtor); also: a judicial writ (as fieri facias) by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect see also levy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.


execution
completion or satisfaction.
1. the signing of a deed or will or other written instrument with the intent that it should be legally valid and effective.
2. the carrying out of a court order such as a sentence of death.
3. performance of a contract.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


execution
The act of executing a task or carrying out a murder or death sentence. (See also: execute)
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

execution
The way in which a person enters into a document or deed by sealing it, or by signature and gives it legal effect.
Related links
Execution of deeds and documents
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England, Wales
The meaning of this term depends on the context in which it used:
• In the context of dispute resolution, the process for enforcing or giving effect to a judgment of the court. The process is “completed” when the judgment creditor gets the money or other thing awarded to him by the judgment (Lord Denning in Re Overseas Aviation Engineering GB Limited [1963] Ch 24).
There are several methods by which a judgment can be enforced, including execution against goods, charging order , third party debt order and attachment of earnings. High court writs of execution include writs of fieri facias (writ of fieri facias) (writ of fi fa) and writs of possession.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


execution
The carrying out of some act or course of conduct to its completion. In criminal law, the carrying out of a death sentence.
The process whereby an official, usually a sheriff, is directed by an appropriate judicial writ to seize and sell as much of a debtor's nonexempt property as is necessary to satisfy a court's monetary judgment.
With respect to contracts, the performance of all acts necessary to render a contract complete as an instrument, which conveys the concept that nothing remains to be done to make a complete and effective contract.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


execution
The carrying out of some act or course of conduct to its completion. In criminal law, the carrying out of a death sentence.
 
The process whereby an official, usually a sheriff, is directed by an appropriate judicial writ to seize and sell as much of a debtor's nonexempt property as is necessary to satisfy a court's monetary judgment.
 
With respect to contracts, the performance of all acts necessary to render a contract complete as an instrument, which conveys the concept that nothing remains to be done to make a complete and effective contract.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

execution
n.
   1) the act of getting an officer of the court to take possession of the property of a losing party in a lawsuit (judgment debtor) on behalf of the winner (judgment creditor), sell it and use the proceeds to pay the judgment. The procedure is to take the judgment to the clerk of the court and have a writ of execution issued which is taken to the sheriff (or marshal, constable or other authorized official) with instructions on what property to execute upon. In the case of real property the official must first levy (place a lien on the title), and then execute upon it (seize it). However, the judgment debtor (loser in the lawsuit) may pay the judgment and costs before sale to redeem real estate.
   2) carrying out a death sentence.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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