estreat

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estreat

1 a true copy of or extract from a court record, often of a fine.
2 to enforce a recognizance that has been forfeited by sending an extract of the court record to the proper authority.

ESTREAT. This term is used to signify a true copy or note of some original writing or record, and specially of flues and amercements imposed by a court, and extracted from the record, and certified to a proper officer or officers authorized and required to collect them. Vide F. N. B. 57, 76.

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