writ of execution


writ of execution
writ of execution ˌwrit of exeˈcution noun writs of execution PLURALFORM [countable] LAW
a writ to put into effect a court's judgement by forcing someone to pay an amount of money or do something. It is usually addressed to a court officer, ordering him or her to do something such as take property from the person

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writ of execution UK US noun [C] (plural writs of execution)
LAW a court order that gives an official the right to do something such as take a person's property in order to pay someone the money that person owes them: »

If a defendant refuses to pay damages, the judgment can be enforced by issuing a writ of execution.


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