Saturday, December 18, 2010
Definitions for replevy
- To recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
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Citations for replevy
Mrs. Squall, claiming the brood because her hen had spent three weeks of valuable time in warming them into existence, proceeded without delay to replevy them.
"You can't replevy everything to the Judgment Day and expect the Angel Gabriel to settle all your debts in gold coin at a discount and all your debts in gold coin at a discount and all interest waived."
Origin of replevy
late Middle English
Replevy originates in the Old French replevir, "to bail out."