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replevin

[ri-plev-in] Law.
noun
1.
an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
2.
the common-law action or writ by which goods are replevied.
verb (used with object)
3.
to replevy.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, derivative of replevir to bail out, admit to bail, Old French. See re-, pledge

unreplevined, adjective
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replevin (rɪˈplɛvɪn)
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  another word for replevy
 
[C15: from Anglo-French, from Old French replevir to give security for, from re- + plevir to pledge]

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replevin
"recovery of goods (by someone) taken from him, upon posting of security," 1461, from Anglo-Fr. (1347), Anglo-L. replevina (13c.), from O.Fr. replevir (v.), from re- "back, again" + plevir, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to pledge (q.v.).
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