Writ Of Execution

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Definition: Writ Of Execution


Quick Summary of Writ Of Execution


A Writ of Execution is an order issued by a court to enforce a judgement; A writ is addressed to a court officer specifically instructing said officer to carry out an act, such as collecting monies or seizing property.



What is the dictionary definition of Writ Of Execution?

Dictionary Definition


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).


Full Definition of Writ Of Execution


A writ of execution (also known as an execution) is a court order granted to put in force a judgement of possession obtained by a plaintiff from a court.

A writ of delivery is a writ of execution that directs a High Court Enforcement Officer to either seize goods and deliver them to the plaintiff or to obtain their monetary value, according to an agreed assessment.

If the writ doesn’t allow for the defendant to retain their goods by paying their assessed value as an alternative, this is defined as a writ of specific delivery.


Synonyms For Writ Of Execution


execution order, death warrant, kill order, an order of execution, enforcement order

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Writ Of Execution are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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