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replevy

[ri-plev-ee]Law.
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verb (used with object), re·plev·ied, re·plev·y·ing.
  1. to recover possession of by replevin.
verb (used without object), re·plev·ied, re·plev·y·ing.
  1. to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order.
noun, plural re·plev·ies.
  1. a seizure in replevin.

Origin of replevy

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin
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Historical Examples

  • It is unlawful, in itself, to replevy goods in the custody of the collectors.

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  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for replevy

replevy

verb -plevies, -plevying or -plevied (tr)
  1. to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
noun plural -plevies
  1. another word for replevin
Derived Formsrepleviable or replevisable, adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin
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