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elegit

[ih-lee-jit] /ɪˈli dʒɪt/
noun, Law.
1.
a writ of execution against a judgment debtor's goods, property, or land, held by the judgment creditor until payment of the debt, as from rents on the land.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin: he has chosen, perfect 3rd person singular indicative of ēligere; so called from wording of writ
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