writ of extent

writ of extent
Eng. Law.
extent (def. 4a).
[1860-65]

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  • writ of extent — a writ formerly used to recover debts of record to the British crown and under which the lands, goods, and person of the debtor might all be seized to secure payment * * * Eng. Law. extent (def. 4a). [1860 65] * * * writ of extent, Law. a writ to …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of extent in aid — a writ of extent issued at the suit of a crown debtor against his debtor …   Useful english dictionary

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  • writ of extent — Date: 1590 a writ formerly used to recover debts of record to the British crown and under which the lands, goods, and person of the debtor might all be seized to secure payment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extent — /ik stent /, n. 1. the space or degree to which a thing extends; length, area, volume, or scope: the extent of his lands; to be right to a certain extent. 2. something extended, as a space; a particular length, area, or volume; something having… …   Universalium

  • extent — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estente, extente land valuation, from extendre, estendre to survey, evaluate, literally, to extend Date: 14th century 1. archaic valuation (as of land) in Great Britain especially for taxation 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • writ of extendi facias — See extendi facias. writ of extent. See extendi facias; extent; extent in chief …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • extent in chief — A writ of extent sued out at the instance of the king …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • extent — [ek stent′, ikstent′] n. [ME extente < Anglo Fr < OFr estente < estendre < L extendere] 1. the space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth 2. range or limits of anything; scope; coverage 3. an extended… …   English World dictionary

  • extent — A writ or process usually called an extent or extendi facias, because the sheriff is to cause the property seized to be appraised at its full extended value, before he delivers it to the plaintiff, that it may be known how soon the debt will be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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