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.
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How to use elegit in a sentence
Centum deinde ex senioribus elegit, quorum consilio omnia ageret, quos senatores nominavit propter senectutem.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
Statim Augustus unum e comitatu suo elegit advocatum, qui litigatorem commendaret.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
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)
Cf. the phrase in the Charter of King John quam-quidem ecclesiam ipsa virgo gloriosa elegit pro sua camera speciali.The Story of Chartres | Cecil Headlam