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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • es|treat|ment — «ehs TREET muhnt», noun. the act or process of estreating …   Useful english dictionary

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