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replevin

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noun re·plev·in \ri-ˈple-vən\

Definition of replevin

  1. 1 :  the recovery by a person of goods or chattels claimed to be wrongfully taken or detained upon the person's giving security to try the matter in court and return the goods if defeated in the action

  2. 2 :  the writ or the common-law action whereby goods and chattels are replevied



Origin of replevin

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from replevir to give security, from re- + plevir to pledge, from Late Latin *plebere — more at pledge


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with replevin


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replevin

verb re·plev·in

Definition of replevin

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  replevy



1678

First Known Use of replevin

1678


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