avowant

noun

avow·​ant
-au̇ənt
plural -s
: the defendant in replevin who avows the distress of the goods and justifies the taking

Word History

Etymology

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 May. 2024.

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