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Webster 1913 Edition


Replevin

Re-plev′in

(-?n)
,
Noun.
[LL.
replevina
. See
Replevy
, and cf.
Plevin
.]
1.
(Law)
A personal action which lies to recover possession of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained. Originally, it was a remedy peculiar to cases for wrongful distress, but it may generally now be brought in all cases of wrongful taking or detention.
Bouvier.
2.
The writ by which goods and chattels are replevied.

Re-plev′in

,
Verb.
T.
(Law)
To replevy.

Webster 1828 Edition


Replevin

REPLEV'IN

,
Noun.
[See Replevy.]
1.
An action or remedy granted on a distress, by which a person whose cattle or goods are distrained, has them returned to his own possession upon giving security to try the right of taking in a suit at law, and if that should be determined against him, to return the cattle or goods into the possession of the distrainor.
2.
The writ by which a distress is replevied.

Definition 2022


replevin

replevin

English

Noun

replevin (plural replevins)

  1. (law) An action to recover personal property unlawfully taken, especially that seized by way of distraint; The writ or procedure of such action.

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Verb

replevin (third-person singular simple present replevins, present participle replevining, simple past and past participle replevined)

  1. (transitive) To replevy
    • 1998, Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain:
      Arranged about her are artificial flowers that appear in their varied pale and pastel colors to be faded from the sun. As if perhaps replevined from some desert grave.

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