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[e-street]English Law.
  1. a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make an estreat of (a fine, levy, etc.) for prosecution.
  2. 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
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Examples from the Web for estreated

Historical Examples

  • "Let the recognizances be estreated," was the magisterial comment.

    The Magnificent Montez

    Horace Wyndham

British Dictionary definitions for estreated


  1. a true copy of or extract from a court record
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verb (tr)
  1. to enforce (a recognizance that has been forfeited) by sending an extract of the court record to the proper authority
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Word Origin

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