Definition of replevy in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈplevē/

verb (replevies, replevying, replevied)

[with object] Law
Recover (seized goods) by replevin.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: re·plev·y

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