fieri facias

Definition of "fieri facias"
  1. A court directive for the sheriff to capture and sell a defendant's assets to fulfill a money-based verdict against them
How to use "fieri facias" in a sentence
  1. After the judgement, a fieri facias was issued to recoup the owed funds.
  2. The sheriff acted on the fieri facias, selling the defendant's car to repay his debt.
  3. Due to the failure in debt payment, a fieri facias was ordered to auction the defendant's house.

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