Junior Writ Law and Legal Definition
A junior writ is a writ issued or which comes to the officer’s hand at a later time than a similar writ. For instance, a writ which is issued at a later time by a different party, or a writ which is issued on a different claim against the same defendant at a later time is a junior writ.
Usually, under execution proceedings, when property sold under execution brings more than the amount of the execution, the surplus will be paid to the defendant. In cases where there is another writ against the defendant docketed and indexed with the sheriff, the surplus will be paid to the junior writ.