verb (used with object)

  1. to remove to a distance, especially to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court.


  1. (tr) archaic to remove (oneself, one’s property, etc) to a distant place

1530s, “to remove to a distance” (especially in an effort to avoid the law), from Anglo-French eloign, Old French esloigner, from Late Latin exlongare (see elongate).

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