- to recover possession of by replevin.
- to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order.
- a seizure in replevin.
Origin of replevy
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin
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Examples from the Web for replevy
It is unlawful, in itself, to replevy goods in the custody of the collectors.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster
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.
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
J. P. Johnston
- to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
- another word for replevin
C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin
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