alias writ


alias writ
alias writ see writ

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

alias writ
where a writ of execution has been issued and returned, and the judgment or order is still unsatisfied, another writ of the same kind may be issued in the same country. If it is returned, another writ can be issued and is known as a pluries writ.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


alias writ
A second writ, or court order, issued in the same case after an earlier writ of that kind has been issued but has not been effective.

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


alias writ
A second writ, or court order, issued in the same case after an earlier writ of that kind has been issued but has not been effective.

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

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  • alias writ of execution — A second writ of execution issued in the same cause, where a former writ of the same kind has been issued without effect or without complete effect in satisfying the judgment upon which the writ was issued. 30 Am J2d Exec § 84 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary

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