Estreat
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 exchequer, as a fine. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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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