or e·loin

[ ih-loin ]

verb (used with object)
  1. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for eloign



/ (ɪˈlɔɪn) /

  1. (tr) archaic to remove (oneself, one's property, etc) to a distant place

Origin of eloign

C16: from Anglo-French esloigner to go far away; related to Latin longē (adv) far; compare elongate

Derived forms of eloign

  • eloigner or eloiner, noun
  • eloignment or eloinment, noun

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