replevy

[ ri-plev-ee ]
/ rɪˈplɛv i /
Law.

verb (used with object), re·plev·ied, re·plev·y·ing.

to recover possession of by replevin.

verb (used without object), re·plev·ied, re·plev·y·ing.

to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order.

noun, plural re·plev·ies.

a seizure in replevin.

Origin of replevy

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin
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replevy

/ (rɪˈplɛvɪ) law /

verb -plevies, -plevying or -plevied (tr)

to recover possession of (goods) by replevin

noun plural -plevies

another word for replevin

Derived Forms

repleviable or replevisable, adjective

Word Origin for replevy

C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin
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