a form of prejudgment process in which the court orders the seizure or attachment of property specifically described in the writ
a legal seizure of property of a defendant in a lawsuit and holding of property in the custody of the court as security for satisfaction of a judgment
An order to seize a debtor's property so as to secure the claim of a creditor. A writ employed to enforce obedience to an order or judgment of the court. It may take the form of taking or seizing property to bring it under control of the court.