replevin definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Anglo-French replevine ; from Old French replevir, to warrant, pledge ; from re-, again plush plevir, to pledge ; from Midieval Latin plevium, warranty, pledge
replevin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An action to recover personal property said or claimed to be unlawfully taken.
- The writ or procedure of such an action.
Origin: Middle 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).
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