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ELONGAVIT Definition & Legal Meaning

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In England, where in a proceeding by foreign attachment the plaintiff has obtained judgment of appraisement, hut by reason of some act of the garnisheethe goods cannot be appraised, (as where he lias removed them from the city, or hassold them, etc.,) the serjeant-at-mace returns that the garnishee has eloigned them, i.e., removed them out of the jurisdiction, and on this return (called an “elongavit”)judgment is given for the plaintiff that an inquiry be made of the goods eloigned. Thisinquiry ia set down for trial, and the assessment is made by a jury after the manner ofordinary issues. Sweet


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