elegit

noun
ele·​git | \ i-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce elegit (audio) \

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

First Known Use of elegit

1504, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elegit

Latin, literally, he has chosen, from eligere

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“Elegit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elegit. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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