eloign[ē lo̵in′, i-; also, esp.for n., ē′lo̵in′]
- 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.