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verbreplevies, replevying, replevied[with object]Law
Recover (seized goods) by replevin.‘he could not replevy the entrusted goods’
retrieve, regain, regain possession of, get back, win back, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem
- ‘Though over 10 million yuan has been replevied, far more funds are still lost.’
- ‘The plaintiff replevied the property in question under a bond for double the amount of the property's alleged value.’
Mid 16th century from Old French replevir ‘recover’; apparently related to pledge.
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