Definition of replevy in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɪˈplɛvi

verb (replevies, replevying, replevied)

[with object] Law
  • Recover (seized goods) by replevin: he could not replevy the entrusted goods
    More 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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