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Meaning of Assistance, Writ Of
Sometimes called a writ of possession , a process issued by a court of equity to secure possession of land after the title or right of possession has been finally determined. White v White, 130 Cal. 597, 62 P. 1062. Also, Rooker v Fidelity trust Co., 196 Ind. 373, 145 N.E. 493. The writ is based upon the rule that a court of equity is to do complete justice when practicable, not merely by declaring the right, but by affording a remedy for its enjoyment. Terrell v Allison, 21 Wall. 289, 22 L.Ed. 634.
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