or e·loin


verb (used with object)

to remove to a distance, especially to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court.

Nearby words

  1. elocution,
  2. elodea,
  3. elohim,
  4. elohism,
  5. elohist,
  6. eloise,
  7. elongate,
  8. elongated,
  9. elongation,
  10. elope

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 eloin




(tr) archaic to remove (oneself, one's property, etc) to a distant place
Derived Formseloigner or eloiner, nouneloignment or eloinment, noun

Word Origin for eloign

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 eloin



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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