One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Recover (seized goods) by replevin.
retrieve, regain, regain possession of, get back, win back, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeemView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French replevir ‘recover’; apparently related to pledge.
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