sheriff

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ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property assize
sheriff aide bailiff , deputy
lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff constable
someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies deputy , deputy sheriff
sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy and unpaid obligation execution sale , forced sale , judicial sale , sheriff's sale
routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out execution , writ of execution
lien on a debtor's property that is granted to a creditor by court judgment; lien may be enforced by having the sheriff seize the property and hold a sheriff's sale judgment lien
law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law marshal , marshall
(Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ) nihil
sheriff to aid in law enforcement, group of people summoned by posse
judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty venire facias
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