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[ih-loin] /ɪˈlɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
to remove to a distance, especially to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court.
Origin of eloign
1490-1500; < Anglo-French, Old French e(s)loigner to go or take far < Vulgar Latin *exlongiāre, for Latin ēlongāre; see elongate Unabridged
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(transitive) (archaic) to remove (oneself, one's property, etc) to a distant place
Derived Forms
eloigner, eloiner, noun
eloignment, eloinment, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-French esloigner to go far away; related to Latin longē (adv) far; compare elongate
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Word Origin and History for eloign

1530s, "to remove to a distance" (especially in an effort to avoid the law), from Anglo-French eloign, Old French esloigner, from Late Latin exlongare (see elongate).

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