Latin Legal Terms

Eligo

Eligo - this Latin verb literally means to pick out, select, choose (one from many). For example, in the conveyance procedures where a person is looking to buy a real estate, they usually look at various offers for sale and choose the most convenient from these offers. The word forms the legal term “elegit”, which translates as “he has chosen”. In the Litigation procedures, “elegit” refers to a writ of execution, instructing the bailiff to seize the debtor’s assets in favor of the creditor. And respectively, the creditor could choose to get the possession on these if the debt hasn’t been paid back in full. The role is to secure the rights of the creditor against continuous non-performance by the debtor.

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