replevin

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman, from Old French replevir (recover), from re- + plevir (apparently from a Germanic word which was also the source of English pledge).

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Noun[edit]

replevin (plural replevins)

  1. (law) An action to recover personal property unlawfully taken; the writ or procedure of such action.

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replevin (third-person singular simple present replevins, present participle replevining, simple past and past participle replevined)

  1. (transitive) To replevy
    • 1998, Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain:
      Arranged about her are artificial flowers that appear in their varied pale and pastel colors to be faded from the sun. As if perhaps replevined from some desert grave.

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