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Extent



[ik-stent] /ɪkˈstɛnt/

noun
1.
the space or degree to which a thing extends; length, area, volume, or scope:
the extent of his lands; to be right to a certain extent.
2.
something extended, as a space; a particular length, area, or volume; something having extension:
the limitless extent of the skies.
3.
U.S. Law. a writ, or a levy, by which a debtor’s lands are valued and transferred to the creditor, absolutely or for a term of years.
4.
English Law.

5.
Logic. (def 12).
6.
Archaic. assessment or valuation, as of land.
/ɪkˈstɛnt/
noun
1.
the range over which something extends; scope: the extent of the damage
2.
an area or volume: a vast extent of concrete
3.
(US, law) a writ authorizing a person to whom a debt is due to assume temporary possession of his debtor’s lands
4.
(logic) another word for extension (sense 11)
n.

early 14c., from Anglo-French extente, Old French estente “valuation of land, stretch of land,” from fem. past participle of Old French extendre “extend,” from Latin extendere (see extend). Meaning “degree to which something extends” is from 1590s.
see: to some degree (extent)

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