A sale by authority of some competent tribunal, by an officer authorized by law for the purpose. 2. The officer who makes the sale, conveys all the rights of the defendant, or other person against whom the process has been issued, in the property sold. Under such a sale there is no warranty, either express or implied, of the thing sold. 9 Wheat. 616. When real estate is sold by the sheriff or marshal, the sale is subject to the confirmation of the court, or it may be set aside. See sale, forced or forced sale. A court ordered sale of property against the owner’s will, e.g. foreclosure sale.