replevy

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Etymology[edit]

Old French replevir (recover), from re- + plevir (probably from a Germanic source which also gave pledge).

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replevy (third-person singular simple present replevies, present participle replevying, simple past and past participle replevied)

  1. To return goods to their rightful owner by replevin; to recover goods.
  2. (obsolete, UK, law) To bail.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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