Replevy Re*plev"y (r?-pl?v"?), n. Replevin. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

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  • replevy — re·plevy 1 /ri ple vē/ n pl re·plev·ies: replevin replevy 2 vt re·plev·ied, re·plevy·ing [probably from Anglo French replevi, past participle of replevir to give security, from Old French, to give security for, from re back + plevir to pledge]:… …   Law dictionary

  • Replevy — Re*plev y ( ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Replevied} ( ?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replevying}.] [OF. replevir, LL. replevire. See {Pledge}, {Replevin}.] 1. (Law) To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replevy — [ri plev′ē] vt. replevied, replevying [OFr replevir: see REPLEVIN] Law 1. to seize or take back (goods) under a writ of replevin 2. Rare to release (a person) on bail n. REPLEVIN repleviable [ri plevē ə bəl] adj. replevisable …   English World dictionary

  • replevy — I. noun (plural replevies) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French replevir, verb Date: 15th century replevin II. transitive verb (replevied; replevying) Date: 1596 to take or get back by a writ for replevin • repleviable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • replevy — /ri plev ee/, v., replevied, replevying, n., pl. replevies. Law. v.t. 1. to recover possession of by replevin. v.i. 2. to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order. n. 3. a seizure in replevin. [1425 75; late ME < MF replevir;… …   Universalium

  • replevy — verb /rɪˈplɛvi/ to return goods to their rightful owner by replevin; to recover goods …   Wiktionary

  • replevy — rɪ plevɪ v. retake possession of confiscated property by replevin (Law) n. order of release; release of confiscated goods (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • replevy — [rɪ plɛvi] verb (replevies, replevying, replevied) Law recover (seized goods) by replevin. Origin C16: from OFr. replevir recover ; appar. related to pledge …   English new terms dictionary

  • replevy — re·plevy …   English syllables

  • replevy — re•plev•y [[t]rɪˈplɛv i[/t]] v. plev•ied, plev•y•ing, 1) law to recover possession of by replevin 2) law to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order 3) law a seizure in the action of replevin • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME <… …   From formal English to slang

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