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EXTENT', adjective Extended.

EXTENT', noun [Latin 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 body.

2. Length; as an extent of line.

3. Communication; distribution.

The extent of equal justice.

4. In law, a writ of execution or extendi facias, commanding a sheriff to value the lands of a debtor; or extent is the act of the sheriff or commissioner in making the valuation.