Latin Legal Terms


Creptio – this Latin term literally means taking by force; seizure of something. Within the sphere of Litigation procedures, this term details the procedure, performed by bailiffs against the assets of the debtor, in order to help the judgment creditor to collect the debt. This procedure consists of establishing a legal burden on the immovable properties, and actual seizure of movables (cars, personal belongings, etc.) by the bailiff; and then selling these on a public auction.

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