- Archaic to seclude (oneself)
- to carry away (property)
- Law to remove (property) beyond the jurisdiction of a sheriff
Origin of eloignMiddle English eloinen from Old French esloignier from es- (L ex-) + Classical Latin longe, far (adv.): see long
transitive verbe·loigned, e·loign·ing, e·loigns Archaic
- To remove or carry away to a distance, especially so as to conceal.
- To take (oneself) to a distance.
Origin of eloignMiddle English elongen from Old French esloigner from Late Latin ēlongāre Latin ē-, ex- ex- Latin longus long, distant ; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present eloigns, present participle eloigning, simple past and past participle eloigned)
From Anglo-Norman esloignier, Old French esloignier, from Late Latin exlongare.