Replevying
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 detained), upon giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law, and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff, to return the property replevied. [1913 Webster]

2. (Old Eng. Law) To bail. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • Replevied — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 — [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 — [c]/rəˈplɛvi/ (say ruh plevee) Law –verb (replevied, replevying) –verb (t) 1. to recover possession of by an action of replevin. –verb (i) 2. to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order. –noun (plural replevies) 3. a seizure in …   Australian English dictionary

  • de homine replegiando — /diy homaniy rapliyjiyasndow/ (Lat. For replevying a man.) A writ which lies to replevy a man out of prison, or out of the custody of a private person, upon giving security to the sheriff that the man shall be forthcoming to answer any charge… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non plevin — /non plevan/ In old English law, default in not replevying land in due time, when the same was taken by the king upon a default. The consequence thereof (loss of seisin) was abrogated by St. 9 Edw. Ill, c.2 …   Black's law dictionary

  • de homine replegiando — /diy homaniy rapliyjiyasndow/ (Lat. For replevying a man.) A writ which lies to replevy a man out of prison, or out of the custody of a private person, upon giving security to the sheriff that the man shall be forthcoming to answer any charge… …   Black's law dictionary

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