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replevy

[ri-plev-ee] /rɪˈplɛv i/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir; see replevin
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Examples for replevy
  • The owner, whose agent keeps liquors for sale illegally, cannot replevy them when taken on execution as the agent's property.
British Dictionary definitions for replevy

replevy

/rɪˈplɛvɪ/
verb (transitive) -plevies, -plevying, -plevied
1.
to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
noun (pl) -plevies
2.
another word for replevin
Derived Forms
repleviable, replevisable, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin
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