Definition of Replevy

1. v. t. To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained), upon giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law, and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff, to return the property replevied.

2. n. Replevin.

Definition of Replevy

1. Verb. to return goods to their rightful owner by replevin; to recover goods ¹

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Definition of Replevy

1. to regain possession of by legal action [v -PLEVIED, -PLEVYING, -PLEVIES]

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Literary usage of Replevy

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The plaintiff thereupon elected to take a general Judgment against the defendants, and not a judgment In rem, nor a judgment on the replevy bond; ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Replevin as Administered by the Courts of by Joseph Elliott Cobbey (1890)
"146 One who has pointed out property as that of another is estopped to replevy it . . 147 A stranger cannot . . . 148 Contract against good morals 149 A ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Distress for Rent, and of Things Damage by Edward Bullen (1842)
"2.9 Nothing, however, but an actual sale can take away the owner's right to replevy: so that the removal of the goods from the premises, after the five days ..."

4. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1878)
"Nature and Effect of a replevy-Bond. A replevy-bond is unknown to the common law, but is of statutory origin. It was merely a bond with security conditioned ..."

5. The Law of Compensation for Unexhausted Agricultural Improvements: As by John William Bund Willis-Bund, Henry St. James Stephen (1904)
"Extension of time to replevy at request of tenant.] The period of five days provided in the said Act of William and Mary, chapter five, within which the ..."

6. An Analytical Digest of All the Reported Cases Determined in the House of by Samuel Bealey Harrison, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Court of Bankruptcy (1835)
"If the goods remain unsold, the tenant may replevy after five days. Anon. 1 Chit. 196, (a). A prohibition may be issued to the sheriff to restrain him from ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Replevin: As Administered in the Courts of the by Henry Ward Wells, Ebenezer Tracy Wells (1907)
"716 The right to replevy the distress 717 Right of distress in this country 718 Distress not a suit at law . . 719 Replevin of a distress . ..."

8. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"There has never been an authoritative holding in this state that the mere filing of a replevy bond constitutes an appearance on the part of the defendant. ..."

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