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elegit

[ ih-lee-jit ]
/ ɪˈli dʒɪt /
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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.
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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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