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Replevy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Replevy Replevin.
    • Replevy (Old Eng. Law) To bail.
    • Replevy (Law) To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained), upon giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law, and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff, to return the property replevied.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • replevy To recover possession of by an action of replevin; sue for and get back, pending the action, by giving security to try the right to the goods in a suit at law. See replevin.
    • replevy To take back or set at liberty upon security, as anything seized; bail, as a person.
    • replevy To take possession of goods or chattels sued for by an action of replevin.
    • n replevy Replevin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Replevy rē-plev′i (law) to recover goods distrained upon giving a pledge or security to try the right to them at law
    • n Replevy replevin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. replevir, LL. replevire,. See Pledge Replevin

Usage

In literature:

Simon was ordered to replevy that land to Odo as well as the chattels and to treat him rightfully in his court.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
I of course refused, whereupon he threatened to replevy, and at once returned to his lawyer's office.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
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