Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select
FindLaw Legal Dictionary

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.



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.

Copied to clipboard

Find a Lawyer

More Options