Writ Of Assistance

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Meaning of Writ of assistance

In English practice, a chancery writ issued in aid of commissioners of sequestration, who were unable to obtain possession of the property. In early English practice, the writ had more extensive use, being used generally to eject persons from land wrongfully held; but it has been to a great extent superseded by statutory writs of possession and delivery. In the United States, the writ issues out of chancery to aid the sheriff in giving possession of land pursuant to a sale by him.


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