- 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.
Origin of elegit
1495–1505; < Latin: he has chosen, perfect 3rd person singular indicative of ēligere; so called from wording of writ
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Examples from the Web for elegit
Since the Bankruptcy Act 1883 the writ of elegit has extended to lands and hereditaments only.
Elegit quippe integer obedire, quam imminutus obsistere: tutius tunc defendit regnum quando arma deposuit.The Letters of Cassiodorus
Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
It is to this same period that is owed the writ Elegit which introduced the law practice of a creditor's remedy over real estate.The Thirteenth
James J. Walsh