sheriff's sale

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Noun1.sheriff's sale - a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligationsheriff's sale - a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
sales agreement, sale - an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer); "the salesman faxed the sales agreement to his home office"
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Fortunately, we no longer sec the "foreclosure crisis" in the news, no more robo signing, no more sheriffs sales, and "the half builts" have mostly been snapped up and arc completed.
In neighboring Shelby County, seventy-five farms were auctioned at sheriffs sales in the first five years of the Reagan Administration.