The completion, fulfillment, or perfecting of anything, or carrying it into operation and effect. The last stage of a suit, whereby possession is obtained of anything recovered. It is styled “final process,” and consists in putting the sentence of the law in force. 3 Bl. Comm. 412. The carrying into effect of the sentence or judgment of a court, U. S. v. Nourse, 9 Pet. 28, 9 L. Ed. 31;Griffith v. Fowler, IS Vt. 394; Pierson v. Hammond. 22 Tex. 5S7; Brown v. U. S., 0 Ct.CI. ITS: Ilurlhutt v. Currier. 08 N. II. 94, 38 Atl. 002; Darby v. Carson, 9 Ohio, 149. The name of a writ issued to a sheriff, constable, or marshal, authorizing and requiring him to execute the judgment of the court. At common law, executions are said to be either final or quousque; the former, where complete satisfaction of the debt is intended to be procured by this process; the latter, where the execution is only a means to an end, as where the defendant is arrested on capias ad satisfaciendum. -Black's Law Dictionary, Revised 2nd Ed.
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Scope and Contents Described by the Library of Virginia as Judgements, these records were known in the Fredericksburg courts as Term Papers. This was a general term for, “loose court papers used by clerks to describe legal records generated by the locality during a specific court session (month/year). Typically, these records were tri-folded and wrapped in bundles with no attempt made by the clerk to differentiate among the various record types within a bundle. Therefore, a bundle of judgments...