elegit
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, he has chosen, from eligere Date: 1504 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

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  • Elegit — (Latin for he has chosen ) was, in English law, a judicial writ of execution, given by the Statute of Westminster II (1285), and so called from the words of the writ, that the plaintiff has chosen (elegit) this mode of satisfaction. Previously to …   Wikipedia

  • Elegit — E*le git, n. [L., he has chosen, fr. eligere to choose. See {Elect}.] (Law) A judicial writ of execution, by which a defendant s goods are appraised and delivered to the plaintiff, and, if not sufficient to satisfy the debt, all of his lands are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elegit — [ē lē′jit] n. [L, 3d pers. sing., perf. indic., of eligere, to choose: see ELECT] Law a writ of execution by which a plaintiff is given possession of the defendant s goods until the plaintiff s claim is satisfied …   English World dictionary

  • elegit — /aliyjat/ (Lat. He has chosen.) This was the name, in English practice, of a writ of execution first given by the statute of Westm. 2 (13 Edw. I, c. 18) either upon a judgment for a debt or damages or upon the forfeiture of a recognizance taken… …   Black's law dictionary

  • elegit — /aliyjat/ (Lat. He has chosen.) This was the name, in English practice, of a writ of execution first given by the statute of Westm. 2 (13 Edw. I, c. 18) either upon a judgment for a debt or damages or upon the forfeiture of a recognizance taken… …   Black's law dictionary

  • elegit — A writ, provided by the Statute of Westminster 2, ch. 18, Edw. 1, for the enforcement of a judgment, by virtue of which the sheriff seized and delivered a moiety of the defendant s lands until the debt was levied out of the rents and profits. 30… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • elegit — ida, elegi, ido adj. et n. élue. Foguèt elegit per president : il fut élu président …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • elegit — /i lee jit/, n. Law. a writ of execution against a judgment debtor s goods, property, or land, held by the judgment creditor until payment of the debt, as from rents on the land. [1495 1505; < L: he has chosen, perf. 3rd pers. sing. ind. of… …   Universalium

  • elegit — noun A judicial writ ordering seizure of a debtors property …   Wiktionary

  • elegit — e|le|git Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

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