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Definition of Extent
ExtentExtent Ex*tent", a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See
Extended. [Obs.] --Spenser. ExtentExtent Ex*tent", n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See
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.
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