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Definition of replevy (Entry 2 of 2)
15th century, in the meaning defined above
1596, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Anglo-French replevir, verb
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“Replevy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replevy. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.
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probably from Anglo-French replevi, past participle of replevir to give security, from Old French, to give security for, from re- back + plevir to pledge
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