writ of restitution


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writ of restitution

a writ of RESTITUTION may issue after the reversal or setting aside of a judgment for possession or where the defendant wrongfully resumes possession of land after entry by the sheriff
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

WRIT OF RESTITUTION. A writ which is issued on the reversal of a judgment, commanding the sheriff to restore to the defendant below, the thing levied upon, if it has not been sold, and if it has been sold, the proceeds. Bac. Ab. Execution, Q. Vide Restitution.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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* Writ of Restitution in favor of Mi-Bo-So, Inc., against Shannon Regan, 3/20, $3,500, $673
704.45(1), and (2) it ordered [Morrow] to vacate the premises on a date certain in the absence of a request for and issuance and service of a writ of restitution. McCutchin argues that the circuit court properly disregarded Morrow's retaliatory eviction defense because of her undisputed failure to pay rent, and that a writ of restitution was not required in this case or, alternatively, any harm by failing to issue a writ was harmless.