avowant

noun
avow·​ant | \ -au̇ənt \
plural -s

Definition of avowant

: the defendant in replevin who avows the distress of the goods and justifies the taking

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History and Etymology for avowant

Middle French avouant, present participle of avouer to avow

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“Avowant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowant. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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