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replevin

noun re·plev·in \ ri-ˈple-vən \

Definition of replevin

law
: an action originating in common law and now largely codified by which a plaintiff having a right in personal property which is 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 a judgment on the action

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


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replevin

verb

Definition of replevin

transitive verb

First Known Use of replevin

1678


Law Dictionary

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replevin

noun re·plev·in \ ri-ˈple-vən \

legal Definition of replevin

: 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
Note: 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

legal Definition of replevin


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