§ 1 Distrained or impounded beasts
§ 2 Bond
§ 3 Amount of bond; appraisal of property
§ 4 Return of writ
§ 5 Judgment for defendant
§ 6 Judgment for plaintiff
§ 7 Goods unlawfully taken, detained or attached
§ 8 Bond; amount; appraisal of goods
§ 9 Judgment for defendant
§ 10 Damages; assessment; rate
§ 11 Money recovered by officer after replevin of goods attached, etc.; disposition
§ 12 Application of amounts received by creditor
§ 13 Judgment for plaintiff
§ 14 Sureties on bond; approval
§ 15 Approval of sureties; proceedings
§ 16 Fees of master
§ 17 Defects in bond; dismissal of action
§ 18 Actions against sureties; serving and entering writ; limitations
§ 19 Damages; assessment
§ 20 Judgment for return of goods attached
§ 21 Writ of return; form
§ 22 Effect of foregoing provisions

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 247

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.