replevy

noun
re·​plevy | \ ri-ˈple-vē How to pronounce replevy (audio) \
plural replevies

Definition of replevy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

replevy

verb
replevied; replevying

Definition of replevy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to take or get back by a writ for replevin

Other Words from replevy

Verb

repleviable \ ri-​ˈple-​vē-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce replevy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of replevy

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for replevy

Noun

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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replevy

noun
re·​plevy | \ ri-ˈple-vē How to pronounce replevy (audio) \
plural replevies

Legal Definition of replevy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

replevy

transitive verb
replevied; replevying

Legal Definition of replevy (Entry 2 of 2)

: to take or get back by replevin

Other Words from replevy

repleviable \ ri-​ˈple-​vē-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce replevy (audio) \ adjective

History and Etymology for replevy

Transitive verb

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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