habere facias possessionem

ha·​be·​re fa·​ci·​as pos·​ses·​si·​o·​nem | \ həˈbirēˈfāshēəspəˌzesēˈōˌnem \

Definition of habere facias possessionem

: a writ of execution in ejectment originally in England in cases of chattels real

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History and Etymology for habere facias possessionem

Medieval Latin, you should cause to have possession (the opening words of the writ)

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“Habere facias possessionem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habere%20facias%20possessionem. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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