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elegit

elegit

noun ele·git \i-ˈlē-jət\

Definition of ELEGIT

:  a judicial writ of execution by which a defendant's goods and if necessary his or her lands are delivered for debt to the plaintiff until the debt is paid

Origin of ELEGIT

Latin, literally, he has chosen, from eligere
First Known Use: 1504

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