Extent

Ex*tent"

, n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See Extend.] 1. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
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Life in its large extent is scare a span.
Cotton.
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2. Degree; measure; proportion. "The extent to which we can make ourselves what we wish to be." Lubbock.
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3. (Eng. Law) (a) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment. (b) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
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