Define: Writ Of Execution

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Definition: Writ Of Execution


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What is the dictionary definition of Writ Of Execution?

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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.

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.


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