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cause to be made (writ directing sheriff to reduce judgment debtor's property to money [sell it] for the amount of the judgment
forum non conveniens
discretionary power of a court to decline jurisdiction over a case when the court believes that it should be tried elsewhere for the convenience of the parties and witnesses
proceedings against a thing (a bank account or real estate) distringuished from those against a person
litigation pending, as in a lis pendens filed with real estate records to notify the world that the real estate is involved in litigation
acts declared in criminal by statute (failure to file a report), though no wrong in themselves (theft)
we command, a writ used to compel an official to perform an act which she is required to perform
he says nothing, as in a default judgment against a defendant who does not raise a defense in the action
unless before (used to distinguish the court where trial was held from the appellate court)
unwilling to prosecute (a crime), prosecutor's discretion not to file charges in a particular case
nunc pro tunc
now for then, as in an order nunc pro tunc to correct clerical error in a previous order
writ commanding a person to do some act or to appear and show cause why she shoudl not do so; order to clerk of court to issue a summons or execution on judgment already rendered
superseding (as in the bond that accompanies a writ commanding a stay of proceedings pending appeal)
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