verb (replevies, replevying, replevied)[with object] Law
Recover (seized goods) by replevin.
- 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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