Replevy Definition

replevied, replevies, replevying
To seize or take back (goods) under a writ of replevin.
Webster's New World
To release (a person) on bail.
Webster's New World
The recovery of goods pursuant to a writ of replevin; to get delivery of goods that had been kept from the rightful owner; to recover chattels as a result of replevin.
Webster's New World Law

To return goods to their rightful owner by replevin; to recover goods.

A replevin.
American Heritage
Webster's New World

Origin of Replevy

  • Old French replevir (“recover"), from re- + plevir (probably from a Germanic source which also gave pledge).

    From Wiktionary

  • Anglo-Norman replevir replevin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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