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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 and Etymology 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


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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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replevin

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noun re·plev·in \ri-ˈple-vən\

Legal Definition of replevin

  1. :  an action originating in common law and now largely codified by which a plaintiff having a right in personal property claimed to be wrongfully taken or detained by the defendant seeks to recover possession of the property and sometimes to obtain damages for the wrongful detention; also :  a procedure allowing the plaintiff as a provisional remedy to take possession of the property prior to judgment on the action

Additional Notes on replevin

Under section 2-716 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a buyer who is a party to a contract that has been breached by the seller has a right of replevin for goods that are identified to the contract if cover cannot reasonably be effected.

Origin and Etymology of replevin

Anglo-French replevine, from replevir to give security, from Old French, to give security for, from re- back + plevir to pledge


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replevin

transitive verb re·plev·in

Legal Definition of replevin

  1. :  replevy


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