writ of possession

writ of possession
writ of possession (law)
A process directing a sheriff to put a person in possession of property recovered in ejectment
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Main Entry:possess

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  • writ of possession — Writ of execution employed to enforce a judgment to recover the possession of land. It commands the sheriff to enter the land and give possession of it to the person entitled under the judgment. For a distinction between the writ of possession… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Writ of possession — Possession Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of possession — >> writ of assistance. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • writ of possession — A process for the enforcement of a judgment determining the title to real estate. 3 Am J2d Adv P § 9 1. The process whereby a judgment in favor of a plaintiff in ejectment or an action substituted by statute for ejectment is executed. 25 Am J2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Possession — Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of assistance — Process, sometimes called a writ of possession, issued by a court of equity to secure the possession of land after the title or right of possession has been finally determined: 6 Am J2d Assist § 1. A process for enforcing the right of a purchaser …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Writ of assistance — A writ of assistance is a written order (a writ) issued by a court instructing a law enforcement official, such as a sheriff, to perform a certain task. Historically, several types of writs have been called writs of assistance .[1] Most often, a… …   Wikipedia

  • possession — Having control over a thing with the intent to have and to exercise such control. Oswald v. Weigel, 219 Kan. 616, 549 P.2d 568, 569. The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of anything which may be the subject of property, for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ — A written judicial order to perform a specified act, or giving authority to have it done, as in a writ of mandamus or certiorari, or as in an original writ for instituting an action at common law. A written court order or a judicial process,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary

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