sequestration, writ of the
sequestration, writ of thewrit of sequestration is a process of contempt by proceeding against the property of the contemnor and is a means of enforcing judgments or orders only where the person in contempt has disobeyed an order of the court. Accordingly, before a writ of sequestration is allowed to be issued, the court must be satisfied that a contempt of court has been committed. Thus, the writ of sequestration is a writ of last resort to enforce a judgment or order that requires a person to do an act within a specified time or to abstain from doing a specified act.
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