assistance, writ of


assistance, writ of

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • assistance, writ of — A court order issued to enforce an existing judgment. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. assistance, writ of A court order issued to enforce an existing judgment …   Law dictionary

  • assistance writ — See writ of assistance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assistance, writ of — General search warrant used by the British in the American colonies. The warrants authorized customhouse officers, with the assistance of a sheriff, to search any house or ship for smuggled goods, without requiring them to specify the place or… …   Universalium

  • assistance, writ of — Mandato general de allanamiento que usaban los ingleses en las colonias norteamericanas. La orden autorizaba a los funcionarios de aduana, con apoyo de un alguacil, para registrar cualquier residenciao barco en busca de artículos de contrabando,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • writ of assistance — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. writ of assistance n …   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

  • 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 assistance — n. a writ issued by a court of equity, ordering the transfer of real property to the rightful owner …   English World dictionary

  • assistance — I noun accommodation, adiumentum, adjuvancy, advocacy, aid, auxilium, benefit, benevolence, championship, cooperation, furtherance, help, helpfulness, intercession, participation, reinforcement, subsidy, succor, support associated concepts: able… …   Law dictionary


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