return nulla bona

The return of an execution which states a search by the execution officer for property whereof to make a levy and the absence of any such property. 30 Am J2d Exec § 562.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Nulla bona — is a Latin legal term meaning no goods a sheriff writes this when he can find no property to seize in order to pay off a court judgment. Synonymous with return nulla bona, it denotes the return of a writ of execution signifying that the officer… …   Wikipedia

  • nulla bona — (nuh lah bo nah) Latin for no goods. If a sheriff tries to enforce a writ of execution but can t find any property in the jurisdiction that can be seized to satisfy the judgment, the sheriff returns the writ nulla bona. Category: Bankruptcy,… …   Law dictionary

  • nulla bona — /nala bowna/ No goods. The name of the return made by the sheriff to a writ of execution, when he has not found any goods of the defendant within his jurisdiction on which he could levy. Walter J. Klein Co. v. Kneece, 239 S.C. 478,123 S.E.2d 870 …   Black's law dictionary

  • nulla bona — A return of a writ of execution signifying that the officer made strict and diligent search but was unable to find any property of the defendant liable to seizure under the writ, whereof to make a levy. 30 Am J2d Exec § 561. A plea by a garnishee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nulla bona — |nələˈbōnə noun Etymology: New Latin, no goods : the return made upon a writ of fieri facias or execution by a sheriff or other officer when he has found no leviable goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of law topics (N-R) — NOTOC Law [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.m… …   Wikipedia

  • no goods — A return, better known as a return of nulla bona, to a writ of execution in which the officer indicates a strict and diligent search by him but inability to find any property of the defendant liable to seizure under the writ. 30 Am J2d Exec § 562 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • not satisfied — An irregular return of a writ of execution, intended as the equivalent of a return of no goods or nulla bona . 30 Am J2d Exec § 562 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • not served for want of property — An irregular return of a writ of execution, apparently intended as the equivalent of a return of no goods or nulla bona. 30 Am J2d Exec § 562 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • no goods — This is the English equivalent of the Latin term nulla bona, being the form of the return made by a sheriff or constable, charged with an execution, when he has found no property of the debtor on which to levy …   Black's law dictionary

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