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elegit


elegit


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elegit  \E*le"git\,  n.  [L.,  he  has  chosen,  fr  eligere  to  choose 
  See  {Elect}.]  (Law) 
  A  judicial  writ  of  execution,  by  which  a  defendant's  goods 
  are  appraised  and  delivered  to  the  plaintiff,  and  if  not 
  sufficient  to  satisfy  the  debt,  all  of  his  lands  are 
  delivered,  to  be  held  till  the  debt  is  paid  by  the  rents  and 
  profits,  or  until  the  defendant's  interest  has  expired.