Estreat
Estreat Es*treat", n. [OF. estraite, prop., an extract, fr. p. p. of estraire to extract, F. extraire, fr. L.extrahere. See {Extract}.] (Law) A true copy, duplicate, or extract of an original writing or record, esp. of amercements or penalties set down in the rolls of court to be levied by the bailiff, or other officer. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

{Estreat of a recognizance}, the extracting or taking out a forfeited recognizance from among the other records of the court, for the purpose of a prosecution in another court, or it may be in the same court. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Estreat — (French estrait , Latin extracta ) means, originally, a true copy or duplicate of some original writing or record; since the 1900s used only with reference to the enforcement of a forfeited recognizance. At one time it was the practice to extract …   Wikipedia

  • Estreat — Es*treat , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estreated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estreating}.] (Law) (a) To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; said of a forfeited recognizance. (b) To bring in to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estreat — [es trēt′] n. [ME & Anglo Fr estrete < OFr estraite < ML extracta < pp. of L extrahere: see EXTRACT] a true copy or extract of an original record entered in a law court, as of fines vt. 1. to take from the records of a law court for… …   English World dictionary

  • estreat — /e street /, Eng. Law. n. 1. a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine. v.t. 2. to make an estreat of (a fine, levy, etc.) for prosecution. 3. to levy (fines) under an estreat or exact (something) by way of fine or… …   Universalium

  • estreat — /əsˈtrit/ (say uhs treet) Law –noun 1. a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine. –verb (t) 2. to make an estreat of (a fine, etc.) for prosecution. 3. to levy (fines) under an estreat; exact (anything) by way of fine… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Estreat — An exact copy of the record of an *amercement, entered on a court s *roll, which was to be levied by a *sheriff. [< Lat. extraho = to extract] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Estreat — Аутентичный экземпляр; Выдержка, извлечение (из текста) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • estreat — n. true copy of an original (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • estreat — es·treat …   English syllables

  • estreat —   v.t. Law, extract from court s records in order to prosecute; n. copy or extract of record, especially of fines, etc …   Dictionary of difficult words

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