Definition of replevy in English:


verbreplevies, replevied, replevying

[with object]Law
  • Recover (seized goods) by replevin.

    ‘he could not replevy the entrusted goods’
    • ‘The plaintiff replevied the property in question under a bond for double the amount of the property's alleged value.’
    • ‘Though over 10 million yuan has been replevied, far more funds are still lost.’
    retrieve, regain, regain possession of, get back, win back, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem
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Mid 16th century: from Old French replevir ‘recover’; apparently related to pledge.