writ of extent
Date: 1590 a writ formerly used to recover debts of record to the British crown and under which the lands, goods, and person of the debtor might all be seized to secure payment

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  • writ of extent — a writ formerly used to recover debts of record to the British crown and under which the lands, goods, and person of the debtor might all be seized to secure payment * * * Eng. Law. extent (def. 4a). [1860 65] * * * writ of extent, Law. a writ to …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of extent — Eng. Law. extent (def. 4a). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • writ of extent in aid — a writ of extent issued at the suit of a crown debtor against his debtor …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of extent in chief — a writ of extent issued at the suit of the crown …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of extendi facias — See extendi facias. writ of extent. See extendi facias; extent; extent in chief …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of right — noun Law 1. History one of two writs issued by a manorial court in a dispute between feudal tenants as to ownership or extent of a freehold. 2. US a similar writ, now supplanted by ejectment actions …   Australian English dictionary

  • foreclosure by entry and writ of entry — The remedy in some jurisdictions for enforcing a mortgage by entry and possession by the mortgagee. 37 Am J1st Mtg § 531. Upon a foreclosure by entry and possession after a breach of the condition of the mortgage, and by holding such possession… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • extent — /ik stent /, n. 1. the space or degree to which a thing extends; length, area, volume, or scope: the extent of his lands; to be right to a certain extent. 2. something extended, as a space; a particular length, area, or volume; something having… …   Universalium

  • extent — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estente, extente land valuation, from extendre, estendre to survey, evaluate, literally, to extend Date: 14th century 1. archaic valuation (as of land) in Great Britain especially for taxation 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extent in chief — A writ of extent sued out at the instance of the king …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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