Definitions of writ of assistance

  1. The name of a writ which issues from the court of chancery,in aid of the execution of a judgment at law. to put the complainant into possession oflands adjudged to him, when the sheriff cannot execute tlie judgment. See Emerick v.Miller ( Ind. App.) 02 N. E. 285; Ilagerman v. Ileltzel. 21 Wash. 444, 58 Pac. 580;O'Connor v. Schaeffel ( City Ct. N. Y.) 11 N. Y. Supp. 737; Knight v. Iloughtalling, 94 N.C. 410.