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[ri-plev-ee] /rɪˈplɛv i/ Law.
verb (used with object), replevied, replevying.
to recover possession of by replevin.
verb (used without object), replevied, replevying.
to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order.
noun, plural replevies.
a seizure in replevin.
Origin of replevy
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin Unabridged
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  • It is unlawful, in itself, to replevy goods in the custody of the collectors.

  • Simon was ordered to replevy that land to Odo as well as the chattels and to treat him rightfully in his court.

  • I of course refused, whereupon he threatened to replevy, and at once returned to his lawyer's office.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for replevy


verb (transitive) -plevies, -plevying, -plevied
to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
noun (pl) -plevies
another word for replevin
Derived Forms
repleviable, replevisable, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin
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