[ ih-loin ]
/ ɪˈlɔɪn /
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verb (used with object)
to remove to a distance, especially to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court.
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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) /
(tr) archaic to remove (oneself, one's property, etc) to a distant place
Derived forms of eloigneloigner 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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