[ e-street ]
/ ɛˈstrit /
English Law.


a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.

verb (used with object)

to make an estreat of (a fine, levy, etc.) for prosecution.
to levy (fines) under an estreat or exact (something) by way of fine or levy.

Origin of estreat

1250–1300; Middle English estrete < Anglo-French, cognate with Old French estraite (past participle of extraire) < Latin extracta (feminine past participle of extrahere); see extract Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for estreat

/ (ɪˈstriːt) law /


a true copy of or extract from a court record

verb (tr)

to enforce (a recognizance that has been forfeited) by sending an extract of the court record to the proper authority

Word Origin for estreat

C14: from Old French estraite, feminine of estrait extracted, from estraire to extract
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