I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from replevir to give security, from re- + plevir to pledge, from Late Latin *plebere — more at pledge Date: 15th century 1. the recovery by a person of goods or chattels claimed to be wrongfully taken or detained upon the person's giving security to try the matter in court and return the goods if defeated in the action 2. the writ or the common-law action whereby goods and chattels are replevied II. transitive verb Date: 1678 replevy

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  • replevin — re·plev·in 1 /ri ple vən/ n [Anglo French replevine, from replevir to give security, from Old French, to give security for, from re back + plevir to pledge]: an action originating in common law and now largely codified by which a plaintiff having …   Law dictionary

  • Replevin — is an Anglo French law term. It is the noun form of the verb replevy (from Old French replevir, derived from plevir, to pledge). It signifies the recovery by a person of goods unlawfully taken out of his or her possession, by means of a special… …   Wikipedia

  • replevin — An action to recover property said or claimed to be taken from the owner unlawfully. (Bernstein s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012. replevin An action to recover property said or claimed to be taken… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Replevin — Re*plev in ( ?n), n. [LL. replevina. See {Replevy}, and cf. {Plevin}.] 1. (Law) A personal action which lies to recover possession of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained. Originally, it was a remedy peculiar to cases for wrongful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Replevin — Re*plev in, v. t. (Law) To replevy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replevin — recovery of goods (by someone) taken from him, upon posting of security, mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. (mid 14c.), Anglo L. replevina (13c.), from O.Fr. replevir (v.), from re back, again + plevir, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to pledge …   Etymology dictionary

  • replevin — [ri plev′in] n. [ME < Anglo Fr replevine < OFr replevir, to warrant, pledge < re , again + plevir, to pledge < ML plevium, warranty, PLEDGE] Law 1. the recovery of goods by the person claiming to own them, on a promise to test the… …   English World dictionary

  • replevin — /raplevan/ An action whereby the owner or person entitled to repossession of goods or chattels may recover those goods or chattels from one who has wrongfully distrained or taken or who wrongfully detains such goods or chattels. Jim s Furniture… …   Black's law dictionary

  • replevin — /ri plev in/, Law. n. 1. an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained. 2. the common law action or writ by which goods are replevied. v.t. 3. to replevy. [1300 50; ME < AF, deriv. of replevir to bail out, admit to… …   Universalium

  • replevin —   n. Law, repossession of goods wrongfully taken, with pledge to return them if defeated in lawsuit on the matter; writ or action in such case.    ♦ repleviable,    ♦ replevisable, a.    ♦ replevisor, n. plaintiff in replevin action.    ♦ replevy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • replevin —    A type of legal action that gives the right to the owner to recover property that was unlawfully taken or retained. Replevin is commonly used in disputes between buyers and sellers when the buyer has failed to pay for goods …   Business law dictionary

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