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replevin

[ ri-plev-in ]
/ rɪˈplɛv ɪn /
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noun

an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
the common-law action or writ by which goods are replevied.

verb (used with object)

to replevy.

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Origin of replevin

1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French, derivative of replevir to bail out, admit to bail, Old French. See re-, pledge

OTHER WORDS FROM replevin

un·re·plev·ined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for replevin

replevin
/ (rɪˈplɛvɪn) law /

noun

the recovery of goods unlawfully taken, made subject to establishing the validity of the recovery in a legal action and returning the goods if the decision is adverse
(formerly) a writ of replevin

verb

another word for replevy

Word Origin for replevin

C15: from Anglo-French, from Old French replevir to give security for, from re- + plevir to pledge
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