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[ih-lee-jit] /ɪˈli dʒɪt/
noun, 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.
Origin of elegit
1495-1505; < Latin: he has chosen, perfect 3rd person singular indicative of ēligere; so called from wording of writ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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

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