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Meaning of REPLEVY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*plev"y\ (-?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Replevied} (-?d);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Replevying}.] [OF. replevir, LL. replevire.
    See {Pledge}, {Replevin}.]
    1. (Law) To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose
       (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained), upon
       giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law,
       and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff,
       to return the property replevied.
    
    2. (Old Eng. Law) To bail. --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Re*plev"y\ (r?-pl?v"?), n.
    Replevin. --Mozley & W.
    
    
 

 

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