Another action is replevin which is used to recover specific goods.
Well, if I can find them I shall have them arrested and replevin the horse.
Our experience of a few days before with the writ of replevin had been a very good lesson.
replevin, simpleton, 'tis Dingley I mean; but it is a hard word, and so I'll excuse it.
A replevin was afterwards effected, on the payment of five hundred pounds.
I asked Mrs. Cody if she could write a writ of replevin and she said she had never heard of such a thing.
I replied that to make a full statement would surely result in a writ of replevin being served and the horse being taken from me.
"I don't want your papers," remarked Sylvane, who did not know a replevin paper from a dog license.
Then after filling out a writ of replevin he added, "Excuse me a moment, Mr. Terry; I will be back soon."
Rivet refusing to deliver up the statue after Charless return, a replevin was served upon him to compel its surrender.
"recovery of goods (by someone) taken from him, upon posting of security," mid-15c., from Anglo-French replevin (14c.) and Anglo-Latin (13c.) replevina, from Old French replevir (v.) "to pledge, protect, warrant," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plevir, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to pledge (v.). The corresponding verb is replevy (1550s).