[ e-street ]
/ ɛˈstrit /
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.
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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
Words nearby estreat
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British Dictionary definitions for estreat
/ (ɪˈstriːt) law /
a true copy of or extract from a court record
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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