body execution
An arrest; a seizure of a defendant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


body execution
An arrest; a seizure of a defendant.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • body execution — An execution against the person; a writ of execution for the satisfaction of a judgment to be served by arresting the judgment debtor. 30 Am J2d Exec § 865. See execution against the person …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • body — I (collection) noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness associated concepts: body corporate …   Law dictionary

  • execution — Carrying out some act or course of conduct to its completion. Northwest Steel Rolling Mills v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, C.C.A.Wash., 110 F.2d 286, 290. Completion of an act. Putting into force. The completion, fulfillment, or perfecting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • execution — Carrying out some act or course of conduct to its completion. Northwest Steel Rolling Mills v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, C.C.A.Wash., 110 F.2d 286, 290. Completion of an act. Putting into force. The completion, fulfillment, or perfecting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • body — A person. Used of a natural body, or of an artificial one created by law, as a corporation. Body in the broad sense is the main central or principal part of anything as distinguished from subordinate parts. Waiberg v. Probst, Cust. & Pat.App.,… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Body-snatching — was the secret disinterment of bodies from churchyards to sell them for dissection or anatomy lectures in medical schools. Those who practised body snatching or grave robbing were often called resurrectionists or resurrection men. [1911] Body… …   Wikipedia

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  • Execution by elephant — A condemned prisoner being dismembered by an elephant in Ceylon. Drawing from An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon by Robert Knox (1681). Execution by elephant was a common method of capital punishment in South and Southeast Asia, and… …   Wikipedia


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