es·​treat | \ ə̇ˈstrēt, eˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of estreat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a true copy, duplicate, or extract of an original writing or record (as of an amercement)
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Definition of estreat (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to extract from the records of a court so as to enforce or prosecute
2 : to exact or take by means of a levy or fine

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History and Etymology for estreat


Middle English estrete, from Anglo-French, from Old French estraite, feminine of estrait, past participle of estraire to extract, from Latin extrahere

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“Estreat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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