writ of execution
n.
A writ ordering a law enforcement officer to enforce a judgment by the court.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


writ of execution
one of the series of writes (e.g. fieri facias) by which judgments or orders of the court are enforced.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


writ of execution
A court order to a sheriff to enforce a judgment, by seizing real or personal property of a judgment debtor, in order to obtain funds to pay the winning plaintiff the judgment amount.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


writ of execution
An order of the court evidencing debt of one party to another and commanding the court officer to take property in satisfaction of the debt.

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

writ of execution
n.
   a court order to a sheriff to enforce a judgment by levying on real or personal property of a judgment debtor to obtain funds to satisfy the judgment amount (pay the winning plaintiff).
   See also: execution

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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