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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Definitions for replevy

  1. To recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.

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Citations for replevy
Mrs. Squall, claiming the brood because her hen had spent three weeks of valuable time in warming them into existence, proceeded without delay to replevy them. Charles J Scofield, A Subtle Adversary; A Tale of Callitso County
"You can't replevy everything to the Judgment Day and expect the Angel Gabriel to settle all your debts in gold coin at a discount and all your debts in gold coin at a discount and all interest waived." Robert Penn Warren, World enough and time: a romantic novel
Origin of replevy
late Middle English
1425-1475
Replevy originates in the Old French replevir, "to bail out."