Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A writ of execution directing the sheriff to appraise the debtor’s property.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English practice. A writ of execution issuing'from the exchequer upon a debt due the crown, or upon a debt due a private person, if upon .recognizance or statute merchant or staple, by which the sheriff is directed to appraise the debtor's lands, and, instead of selling them, to set them off to the creditor for a term during which the rental will satisfy the judgment Hackett v. Amsden, 56 Vt. 201; Nason v. Fowler, 70 N. H. 291, 47 AU. 263. In Scotch practice. The value or valuation of lands. Bell. The rents, profits, and issues of lands. Skene.
    —Extent in aid. That kind of extent which issues at the instance and for the benefit of a debtor to the crown, for the recovery of a debt due to himself. 2 Tidd, Pr. 1045; 4 Steph. Comm. 47.
    —Extent in chief. The principal kind of extent, issuing at the suit of the crown, for the recovery of the crown's debt. 4 Steph. Comm. 47. An adverse proceeding by the king, for the recovery of his own debt. 2 Tidd, Pr. 1045.