Estreat of a recognizance
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]


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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 — n. & v. Law n. 1 a copy of a court record of a fine etc. for use in prosecution. 2 the enforcement of a fine or forfeiture of a recognizance. v.tr. enforce the forfeit of (a fine etc., esp. surety for bail). Etymology: ME f. AF estrete, OF… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /astriyt/ To take out a forfeited recognizance from the recordings of a court, and return it to the court to be prosecuted. n. (From Lat. extractum.) In English law, a copy or extract from the book of estreats, that is, the rolls of any court, in …   Black's law dictionary

  • estreat — /astriyt/ To take out a forfeited recognizance from the recordings of a court, and return it to the court to be prosecuted. n. (From Lat. extractum.) In English law, a copy or extract from the book of estreats, that is, the rolls of any court, in …   Black's law dictionary

  • estreat Law, — [ɪ stri:t, ɛ ] chiefly historical verb enforce the forfeit of (a surety for bail or other recognizance). noun a copy of a court record for use in estreating. Derivatives estreatment noun Origin ME: from OFr. estraite, feminine past participle of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • estreat — To extract; to take out. Where a bond or recognizance to keep the peace was broken, the bond became forfeited and was estreated, that is, it was taken out from among the other records and it was sent up to the exchequer, whereupon the sureties on …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Estreated — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Estreating — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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