writ of restitution
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writ of restitutiona 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
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.