nulla bona

Definition of "nulla bona"
  1. A Latin phrase meaning 'no goods'; used when a sheriff is unable to locate any property within a jurisdiction to seize in order to fulfill a judgment
How to use "nulla bona" in a sentence
  1. The debtor moved all his belongings, leaving the sheriff with a case of nulla bona.
  2. Since the company had no assets, the court order for repayment resulted in nulla bona.
  3. In her distress, she had nothing left for the creditors to take, leading to a nulla bona situation.

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