Definition of ELONGATA


ELONGATA

practice. There turn made by the sheriff to a writ of
replevin,
when the goods have been removed to places unknown to him. See, for the
form of this return, Wats. Sher. Appx. c. 18, .s. 3, p. 454, 3 Bl. Com.
148.

2. On this return the plaintiff is entitled to a capias in withernam.
Vide Withernam, and Wats. Sher. 300, 301. The word eloigne, (q. v.) is
sometimes used as synonymous with elongata.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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