Nulla Bona Law and Legal Definition

Nulla Bona is a Latin term that means “no goods”. It is a form of return by a sheriff or constable upon an execution when the judgment debtor has no seizable property within the jurisdiction. In other words if a sheriff tries to enforce a writ of execution but can't find any property in the jurisdiction that can be seized to satisfy the judgment, the sheriff returns the writ nulla bona.