estreat

estreat

[e-street] English Law.
noun
1.
a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.
verb (used with object)
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 levy.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English estrete < Anglo-French, cognate with Old French estraite (past participle of extraire) < Latin extracta (feminine past participle of extrahere); see extract

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Estreat
Collins
World English Dictionary
estreat (ɪˈstriːt)
 
n
1.  a true copy of or extract from a court record
 
vb
2.  to enforce (a recognizance that has been forfeited) by sending an extract of the court record to the proper authority
 
[C14: from Old French estraite, feminine of estrait extracted, from estraire to extract]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature