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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extent  \Ex*tent"\,  a.  [L.  extentus  p.  p.  of  extendere.  See 
  {Extend}.] 
  Extended.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extent  \Ex*tent"\,  n.  [L.  extentus  fr  extendere.  See 
  {Extend}.] 
  1.  Space  or  degree  to  which  a  thing  is  extended;  hence 
  superficies;  compass;  bulk;  size;  length;  as  an  extent  of 
  country  or  of  line  extent  of  information  or  of  charity. 
 
  Life  in  its  large  extent  is  scare  a  span.  --Cotton. 
 
  2.  Degree;  measure;  proportion.  ``The  extent  to  which  we  can 
  make  ourselves  what  we  wish  to  be.''  --Lubbock. 
 
  3.  (Eng.  Law) 
  a  A  peculiar  species  of  execution  upon  debts  due  to  the 
  crown,  under  which  the  lands  and  goods  of  the  debtor 
  may  be  seized  to  secure  payment. 
  b  A  process  of  execution  by  which  the  lands  and  goods  of 
  a  debtor  are  valued  and  delivered  to  the  creditor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extent 
  n  1:  the  point  or  degree  to  which  something  extends;  "the  extent 
  of  the  damage";  "the  full  extent  of  the  law";  "a  mistake 
  would  have  to  that  extent  let  the  whole  world  know" 
  2:  the  distance  over  which  something  extends 
  3:  a  wide  and  open  space  or  area  as  of  surface  or  land  or  sky 
  [syn:  {expanse}] 




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