replevy


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Related to replevy: replevin
See: attach, distrain, reclaim, recoup, recover, recovery, redeem, repossess, seize, sequester

replevy

to recover possession of goods by REPLEVIN.

REPLEVY. To re-deliver goods which have been distrained to the original possessor of them, on his giving pledges in all action of replevin. It signifies also the bailing or liberating a man from prison, on his finding bail to answer. See Replevin.

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In 1822, two circuit court judges of the state, independently, found that the application of the replevy law to extant contracts violated the U.
The new state legislature subsequently repealed the state's replevy law and resolved the court controversy in favor of the old Court (Conant 1969, p.
Under the old law, a party seeking to replevy personal property was not required to show prior to seizure that goods were being wrongfully detained.