Definition of replevy in English:


transitive verbtransitive verb replevies, transitive verb replevying, transitive 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



/rəˈplevē/ /rəˈplɛvi/


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