meaning of extent

1. Extended.
Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Degree; measure; proportion.
A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.
A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable ">extent"

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