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writ judgment chattels debtor

[Latin, Cause (it) to be done.] The name of a writ of execution that directs a sheriff to seize and sell the goods and chattels of a JUDGMENT DEBTOR in order to satisfy the judgment against the debtor.

In its original form, the writ directed the seizure and sale of goods and chattels only, but eventually was enlarged to permit levy on real property, too; largely synonymous with a modern writ of execution.

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