replevy

[ri-plev-ee] Law.
verb (used with object), replevied, replevying.
1.
to recover possession of by replevin.
verb (used without object), replevied, replevying.
2.
to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order.
noun, plural replevies.
3.
a seizure in replevin.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin

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replevy (rɪˈplɛvɪ)
 
vb , -plevies, -plevying, -plevied
1.  to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
 
n , -plevies, -plevying, -plevied, -plevies
2.  another word for replevin
 
[C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin]
 
re'pleviable
 
adj
 
re'plevisable
 
adj

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The owner, whose agent keeps liquors for sale illegally, cannot replevy them when taken on execution as the agent's property.
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