ele·​git i-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce elegit (audio)
: 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

Word History


Latin, literally, he has chosen, from eligere

First Known Use

1504, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elegit was in 1504

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“Elegit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elegit. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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