sheriff's sale
sheriff's sale see sale

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sheriff's sale
A sale of property seized by the sheriff pursuant to a court order in order to satisfy a judgment against the property's owner.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

sheriff's sale
n.
   an auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant to a writ (court order) of execution (to seize and sell the property) to satisfy (pay) a judgment, after notice to the public.
   See also: execution, forced sale, levy, writ

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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