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

    An action by a creditor to whom property has been hypothecated to have it sold to pay the debt. See 136 U. S. 130, 34 L. Ed. 372, 10 Sup. Ct. Rep. 1024.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The name of an action allowed under the civil law for the enforcement of the claims of a creditor by the contract of hypotheca. Lovell v. Cragin, 136 U. S. 130, 10 Sup. Ch 1024, 34 L. Ed. 372.