Definitions English

  • The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends: landowners unaware of the extent of their own holdings.
  • The degree to which a thing extends: prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • An extensive space or area: an extent of desert.
  • Law A writ allowing a creditor to assume temporary ownership of a debtor's property.
  • Law In Great Britain, a writ allowing a creditor to seize a debtor's property temporarily.
  • Law The seizure in execution of such a writ.
  • Archaic An assessment or valuation, as of land in Britain, especially for taxation.