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- n. a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
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After which, conscript members of the jury, Lucius Fraucus will be sold into debt-bondage until he has made up the difference between the sum demanded and the sum obtained from the forced sale of all his property.