Replevy - definition of replevy by The Free Dictionary
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To regain possession of (personal property) by a writ of replevin.
n. pl. re·plev·ies
[Anglo-Norman replevir; see replevin.]
replevy (rɪˈplɛvɪ) law
) , -plevies
, -plevying or -plevied
(Law) to recover possession of (goods) by replevin
[C15: from Old French replevir; see replevin]
reˈpleviable, reˈplevisable adj
re•plev•y (rɪˈplɛv i)
v. -plev•ied, -plev•y•ing, v.t.
1. to recover possession of by replevin. v.i.
2. to take possession of goods or chattels under a replevin order. n.
3. a seizure in the action of replevin.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French replevir;
Past participle: replevied
References in periodicals archive
unilaterally [to] invoke state power to replevy
goods from another" without a "fair prior hearing.
Dalton noted a case in which a sheriffs bailiff in order to execute a replevy
"tooke with him three hundred men armed (modo guerino) with Brigandines, Jacks, and Gunness, and it was holden lawfull.
A sheriff would then seize the property and the debtor could challenge the replevy
List as its owner, demanded its return, and then sued to replevy
the painting when List refused her demand.
Kentucky had long had a replevy
law, but the period of redemption had previously been only three months.
5th DCA 1995), there are two separate and distinct procedures for obtaining a replevy
writ in Florida prior to entry of a final judgment.