|1.||the recovery of goods unlawfully taken, made subject to establishing the validity of the recovery in a legal action and returning the goods if the decision is adverse|
|2.||(formerly) a writ of replevin|
|3.||another word for replevy|
|[C15: from Anglo-French, from Old French replevir to give security for, from |
a form of lawsuit in common-law countries, such as England, Commonwealth countries, and the United States, for return of personal property wrongfully taken and for compensation for resulting loss. Replevin is one of the oldest legal actions, dating to the 14th century. It is now called "claim and delivery."
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