- the recovery of goods by the person claiming to own them, on a promise to test the matter in court and give the goods up again if defeated
- the writ by which one takes over the goods
Origin of replevinMiddle English from Anglo-French replevine from Old French replevir, to warrant, pledge from re-, again + plevir, to pledge from Medieval Latin plevium, warranty, pledge
- An action to recover personal property said or claimed to be unlawfully taken.
- The writ or procedure of such an action.
transitive verbre·plev·ined, re·plev·in·ing, re·plev·ines
Origin of replevinMiddle English from Anglo-Norman replevine from replevir to give as a security re- re- plevir to pledge ( from Late Latin plebere ) ( of Germanic origin ; see dlegh- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present replevins, present participle replevining, simple past and past participle replevined)
- To replevy
Anglo-Norman, from Old French replevir (“recover"), from re- + plevir (apparently from a Germanic word which was also the source of English pledge).
replevin - Legal Definition