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 in to the exchequer, as a fine. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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