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DORMANT JUDGMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

One which has not been satisfied, nor extinguished by lapse of time, but which has remained so long unexecutedthat execution cannot now be issued upon it without first reviving the judgmentor one which has lost its lien on laud from the failure to issue execution on it or takeother steps to enforce it within the time limited by statute. 1 Black, Judgm. (2d Ed.)


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