Definition for EX-TENT'

EX-TENT', n. [L. extentus. It is frequently accented on the first syllable.]

  1. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, compass; bulk; size; as, a great extent of country, or of a body.
  2. Length; as, an extent of line.
  3. Communication; distribution. The extent of equal justice. Shak.
  4. In law, a writ of execution or extendi facias, commanding a sherif to value the lands of a debtor; or extent is the act of the sherif or commissioner in making the valuation. Encyc.

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