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Sheriff's sale   /ʃˈɛrəfs seɪl/   Listen
Sheriff's sale

A sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation.  Synonyms: execution sale, forced sale, judicial sale.

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"Sheriff's sale" Quotes from Famous Books

... over eleven hundred dollars. As we could get no word from him in answer to our request for a remittance, we made a draft on him, and were informed by the banker that the firm had "gone up" three or four weeks before; also that the store was being run by a man who had bought it at sheriff's sale to satisfy a chattel mortgage. Only two months before, I had received a statement from the proprietor, who claimed that the stock was free from incumbrance, and everything in good shape. So I concluded that an open swindle had ...
— Twenty Years of Hus'ling • J. P. Johnston

... Calling a drayman, Mr. Swartz told him to follow her with the furniture, and he returned to his seat, satisfied with having made sixty dollars on the eighty-six, received from Mrs. Wentworth, the furniture having been bought at sheriff's sale ...
— The Trials of the Soldier's Wife - A Tale of the Second American Revolution • Alex St. Clair Abrams

Words linked to "Sheriff's sale" :   sales agreement, sale

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