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Webster 1913 Edition


Avowant

A-vow′ant

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Noun.
(Law)
The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.
Cowell.

Webster 1828 Edition


Avowant

AVOW'ANT

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Noun.
The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.

Definition 2022


avowant

avowant

English

Noun

avowant (plural avowants)

  1. (law) The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.
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