Meaning of replevy in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈplɛvi/

verbverb replevies, verb replevying, verb replevied

[with object]Law
  • Recover (seized goods) by replevin.

    ‘he could not replevy the entrusted goods’
    • ‘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.’
    retrieve, regain, regain possession of, get back, win back, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem


Mid 16th century from Old French replevir ‘recover’; apparently related to pledge.