nulla bona
(nuh-lah bo-nah) Latin for "no goods." If a sheriff tries to enforce a writ of execution but can't find any property in the jurisdiction that can be seized to satisfy the judgment, the sheriff returns the writ nulla bona.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


nulla bona
Return made upon execution by the sheriff or court officer when he has found no leviable goods.

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  • Nulla bona — is a Latin legal term meaning no goods a sheriff writes this when he can find no property to seize in order to pay off a court judgment. Synonymous with return nulla bona, it denotes the return of a writ of execution signifying that the officer… …   Wikipedia

  • nulla bona — Unable to locate assets. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • nulla bona — /nala bowna/ No goods. The name of the return made by the sheriff to a writ of execution, when he has not found any goods of the defendant within his jurisdiction on which he could levy. Walter J. Klein Co. v. Kneece, 239 S.C. 478,123 S.E.2d 870 …   Black's law dictionary

  • nulla bona — A return of a writ of execution signifying that the officer made strict and diligent search but was unable to find any property of the defendant liable to seizure under the writ, whereof to make a levy. 30 Am J2d Exec § 561. A plea by a garnishee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nulla bona — |nələˈbōnə noun Etymology: New Latin, no goods : the return made upon a writ of fieri facias or execution by a sheriff or other officer when he has found no leviable goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • return nulla bona — The return of an execution which states a search by the execution officer for property whereof to make a levy and the absence of any such property. 30 Am J2d Exec § 562 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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