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Judgment Debt

Concept of Judgment Debt

Traditional meaning of judgment debt [1] in the English common law history: A debt due under a judgment. Judgment note: a promissory note, containing, in addition to the usual contents, a power of attorney authorizing confession of judgment against the maker, upon default of payment. Judgment nisi: a judgment to become absolute unless the court shall within the first four days of the next term order otherwise; giving the defeated party four days to move against the judgment. Judgment paper: in English practice, a sheet containing an incipitur of the pleadings in an action at law, upon which final judgment is signed by the master. Judgment record or roll: a formal systematic transcript or parchment of the proceedings in an action at law leading up to the judgment, and the judgment; the authentic official record, composed of the various entries in order, signed and filed and docketed in the treasury of the court.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Judgment Debt”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Judgment Debt.

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  • Article Name: Judgment Debt
  • Author: Shelby Perry
  • Description: Concept of Judgment Debt Traditional meaning of judgment debt [1] in the English common law history: A debt due under a [...]

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