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Meaning of REPLEVIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*plev"in\ (-?n), n. [LL. replevina. See {Replevy},
    and cf. {Plevin}.]
    1. (Law) A personal action which lies to recover possession
       of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained.
       Originally, it was a remedy peculiar to cases for wrongful
       distress, but it may generally now be brought in all cases
       of wrongful taking or detention. --Bouvier.
    
    2. The writ by which goods and chattels are replevied.
    
    
  2. \Re*plev"in\, v. t. (Law)
    To replevy.
    
    
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: An action for the recovery of a possession that has been wrongfully taken.
 

 

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