- a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for estreated
"Let the recognizances be estreated," was the magisterial comment.The Magnificent Montez
- 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
C14: from Old French estraite, feminine of estrait extracted, from estraire to extract