Habere Facias Possessionem Law and Legal Definition

Habere Facias Possessionem is a Latin term which means “that you cause to have possession.” It is the name of a writ of execution in an action of ejectment. It gives a successful ejectment-action plaintiff the possession of the recovered land. The writ commands the Sheriff to cause the plaintiff to have possession of the land in dispute which is described in the writ without delay. The Sheriff is to execute this writ by delivering a full and, actual possession of the premises to the plaintiff. For this purpose the Sheriff may break an outer or inner door of the house, and, in case of violent opposition, Sheriff may raise the posse comitatus. The name of this writ is abbreviated as hab. fa. or Habere Facias.