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Elegit

English Law: Elegit in the Past

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Note: for more information on remedies, the corresponding entry in this U.K. encyclopedia. A writ of execution directed to the sheriff (see law enforcement in the U.K. encyclopedia), commanding him to make delivery of a moiety of the party’s land and all his goods, beasts of the plough only excepted.

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The sheriff (see law enforcement in the U.K. encyclopedia), on the receipt of the writ, holds an inquest to ascertain the value of the lands and goods he has seized and then they are delivered to the plaintiff, who keeps them until the whole debt and damages (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.K. encyclopedia) have been paid and satisfied; during that term he is called tenant (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.K. encyclopedia) by elegit. Co. Litt. 289. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h. t.; Wats. Sher. 206. As to the law of the several states on the subject. of seizing land and extending it. see 1 Hill. Ab. 556-6. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about elegit is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including elegit.

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  • Article Name: Elegit
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  • Description: English Law: Elegit in the Past Remedies Note: for more information on remedies, the corresponding entry in this U.K. [...]

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