What is EXTENT?

In English practice. A writ of execution issuing from the exchequer upon a debt due the crown, or upon adebt due a private person, if upon recognizance or statute merchant or staple, by whichthe sheriff is directed to appraise the debtor’s lands, and, instead of selling them, to setthem off to the creditor for a term during which the rental will satisfy the judgmentHackett v. Ainsden, 56 Vt. 201 ; Nason v. Fowler, 70 N. II. 291, 47 Atl. 263.In Scotch practice. The value or valuation of lands. Bell.The rents, profits, and Issues of lands. Skene.

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