Definition of replevy in English:

replevy

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Law
  • Recover (seized goods) by replevin:

    ‘he could not replevy the entrusted goods’
    • ‘Though over 10 million yuan has been replevied, far more funds are still lost.’
    • ‘The plaintiff replevied the property in question under a bond for double the amount of the property's alleged value.’
    retrieve, get back, win back, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French replevir recover; apparently related to pledge.

Pronunciation:

replevy

/rɪˈplɛvi/