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 bond given to a sheriff conditioned for the delivery to him on demand goods on which he had levied.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A bond given to a sheriff who has levied on property, conditioned that the property shall be forthcoming, i. e., produced, when required. On the giving of such bond, the goods are allowed to remain in the possession of the debtor. Hill v. Manser, 11 Grat. (Vat) 522; Nichols v. Chittenden, 14 Colo. App. 49, 59 Pac. 954. The sheriff or other officer levying a writ of fieri jactas, or distress warrant, may take from the debtor a band, with sufficient surety, payable to the creditor, reciting the service of such writ or warrant, and the amount due thereon, (including his fee for taking the bond, commissions, and other lawful charges, if any,) with condition that the property shall be forthcoming at the day and place of sale; whereupon such property may be permitted to remain in the possession and at the risk of the debtor. Code Va. 1887, ยง 3617.