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The action or practice of transferring a person or cause from the jurisdiction of another court to one's own. See repledge. Now historical.
Early 16th century. From post-classical Latin replegiation-, replegiatio action or an act of taking back property forfeited or confiscated, on giving the requisite surety (frequently from 1185 in British (including Scottish) sources) from replegiat-, past participial stem of replegiare + classical Latin -iō.
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