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replevy n

pl: re·plev·ies
: replevin
vt re·plev·ied
[probably from Anglo-French replevi, past participle of replevir to give security, from Old French, to give security for, from re- back + plevir to pledge]
: to take or get back by replevin
re·plev·i·able [ri-ple-vē-ə-bəl]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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