writ

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ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property assize
arrest with legal writ attach
writ authorizing seizure of property attachment
writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding attachment
common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case certiorari , writ of certiorari
writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something court order
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
writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt fieri facias
writ issued to bring party before judge habeas corpus
civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment habeas corpus
imprisonment, writ to release from unlawful habeas corpus
writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge habeas corpus , writ of habeas corpus
extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail mandamus , writ of mandamus
(Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ) nihil
judicial writ process
writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant process , summons
someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant process-server
judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled scire facias
writ that authorizes the seizure of property sequestration
act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone service , service of process , serving
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