verb (used with object)
Origin of replevin
Examples from the Web for replevin
Take this, parson, and I'll replevin another plate for myself and one for Miss Orr.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
Have you a jury trial when a judgment is obtained on a replevin bond or by default?The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
Our experience of a few days before with the writ of replevin had been a very good lesson.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
The bailiffs of the prior following them made suit for their cattle, by replevin within fifteen days: and their suit was allowed.
Here a man from Mississippi claimed that George was his slave, obtained a writ of replevin, and took possession of him.The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for replevin
Word Origin for replevin
Word Origin and History for replevin
"recovery of goods (by someone) taken from him, upon posting of security," mid-15c., from Anglo-French replevin (14c.) and Anglo-Latin (13c.) replevina, from Old French replevir (v.) "to pledge, protect, warrant," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plevir, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to pledge (v.). The corresponding verb is replevy (1550s).