Eloign E*loign", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eloigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eloigning}.] [F. ['e]loigner, OF. esloignier; pref. es- (L. ex) + OF. & F. loin far, far off, L. longe, fr. longus long. See {Elongate}.] [Written also {eloin}.] 1. To remove afar off; to withdraw. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

From worldly cares he did himself eloign. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To convey to a distance, or beyond the jurisdiction, or to conceal, as goods liable to distress. [1913 Webster]

The sheriff may return that the goods or beasts are eloigned. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • eloign — 1530s, to remove to a distance (especially in an effort to avoid the law), from Anglo Fr. eloign, O.Fr. esloigner, from L.L. exlongare (see ELONGATE (Cf. elongate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eloign — or eloin [ē loin′, iloin′; ] also, esp.for n. [, ē′loin΄] vt. [ME eloinen < OFr esloignier < es (L ex ) + L longe, far (adv.): see LONG1] 1. Archaic to seclude (oneself) 2. a) to carry away (property) …   English World dictionary

  • eloign — ə̇ˈlȯin, ēˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English eloynen, esloignen, from Middle French esloigner, from Old French esloignier, from es (from Latin ex ) + loing far, from Latin longe long, far, adverb from longus long more at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eloign — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English eloynen, from Anglo French esloigner, eloigner, from es ex (from Latin ex ) + luin, loing (adverb) far, from Latin longe, from longus long Date: 15th century 1. archaic to take (oneself) far away 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eloign — /i loyn /, v.t. to remove to a distance, esp. to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court. Also, eloin. [1490 1500; < AF, OF e(s)loigner to go or take far < VL *exlongiare, for L elongare; see ELONGATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • eloign — verb /ɪˈlɔɪn/ To remove (oneself); to retire, move away (from). From worldy cares himselfe he did esloyne, / And greatly shunned manly exercise [...] …   Wiktionary

  • eloign — v. remove, send away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eloign — e•loign or e•loin [[t]ɪˈlɔɪn[/t]] v. t. e•loigned or e•loined, e•loign•ing or e•loin•ing law to remove to a distance, esp. to conceal (property) by removing beyond the jurisdiction of a court • Etymology: 1490–1500; < AF, OF e(s) loigner to go …   From formal English to slang

  • eloign — /əˈlɔɪn/ (say uh loyn) verb (t) to remove (oneself) to a distance. Also, eloin. {Anglo French esloignier, from Old French es (see ex 1) + loign far away (from Latin longē)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • eloign — To take beyond the jurisdiction of the court, particularly to avoid seizure. To take personal property subject to a lien out of the county. Garneau v Port Blakeley Mill Co. 8 Wash 467, 36 P 463. A return to a writ of replevin where the property… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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