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.