Definition of Estreat

1. n. A true copy, duplicate, or extract of an original writing or record, esp. of amercements or penalties set down in the rolls of court to be levied by the bailiff, or other officer.



2. v. t. To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; -- said of a forfeited recognizance.

Definition of Estreat

1. Verb. (legal) To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; said of a forfeited recognizance. ¹

2. Verb. To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Estreat

1. to copy from court records for use in prosecution [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Estreat

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, John Leycester Adolphus (1839)
"... in the quarter sessions should have the like power in respect of offences cognisable there. The ordering of an estreat at sessions is (a) 5 B. $ C. 384. ..."

2. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer: With the Practice of Country by John Frederick Archbold (1846)
"estreat. See " Recognizance." EVIDENCE. 1. What must be proved, p.. The facts constituting the offence, 4"cp.. Intent, p. 443. Malice, p. 443. ..."

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