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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He's been to Woodfield this afternoon, attending a sheriff's sale there.
M'Kane, because of his attempting to take possession of seven barrels of whiskey, the property of M'Kane, which had been knocked off to M'Allister at a sheriff's sale at one dollar per barrel.
I saw my mother put up at sheriff's sale, with her seven children.
Tyson bought the Southington Township mansion at sheriff's sale in 1989 for $300,000 and sold it for $1.
Expectedly, Cay, Riv, Esie and Baldy filed a civil complaint against respondents for the Annulment of Sheriff's Sale and Other Documents with Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order.
The cargo vessel Hanjin Rome was sold in a sheriff's sale last Wednesday, Singapore's Supreme Court website showed.
Allis bought Reliance Works, a French buhr mill manufacturer in Milwaukee, at a sheriff's sale for a reported $22.
The land immediately south of Eugene went to Umpqua in a sheriff's sale procedure.
Farm Credit then purchased the property at a sheriff's sale and moved for entry of a judgment for the deficiency.
The most likely scenario was that the city would end up purchasing the lots at the sheriff's sale and taking possession of the property, but that was far from an ideal outcome.
On the Canyons' side, it bought the land previously owned by Wolf Mountain at a sheriff's sale.
The Mortgage Bankers Association compiles and reports the percentage of mortgages outstanding that are in the foreclosure process, meaning a foreclosure has been filed with the courts, but the home has not yet been auctioned at a sheriff's sale.