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A document issued by the court after the landlord wins an eviction (unlawful detainer) lawsuit. The writ of possession is served on the tenant by the sheriff. The writ informs the tenant that the tenant must leave the rental unit within five days, or the sheriff will forcibly remove the tenant.
Judicial Council of California. “Self-Help Glossary” (2016)
A writ of execution employed to enforce a judgment for recovery of possession of land, by commanding a bailiff to enter the land and give possession of it to the person entitled under the judgment.
Parlee McLaws LLP. “Glossary Of Common Financial and Legal Terms”, 4th ed.