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.
Musikantow contends that the court of appeals erred by limiting the credit to the amount of the winning bid at the sheriff's sale thereby precluding the circuit court from hearing evidence of the fair value of the property after the confirmation of sale.
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.
$3.8 million: Lane County Sheriff's sale of a 55,700-square-foot retail building on River Road to Irving, Texas-based Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage Securities, Inc.
Farm Credit then purchased the property at a sheriff's sale and moved for entry of a judgment for the deficiency.
I considered a sale a foreclosure if the transaction is recorded as a sheriff's sale. (1)
Further, he wrote, "If a person's home is scheduled to be sold at a sheriff's sale, only a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can stop it.
The sheriff's sale of the Nebraska property was in 1925.
It simply bids at the sheriff's sale for the amount of its mortgage, and not a penny more.
Weems' bankruptcy filing forced the cancellation of the sheriff's sale of Weems' house on North Lookout Street in Little Rock, Hope said.