forced sale

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noun Law.

a sale held as a result of a judicial order.

Origin of forced sale

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for forced sale

  • I got as many of Stillhausen's effects as I wanted at forced-sale rates; a good deal I didn't want.

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