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replevy

to recover possession of goods by REPLEVIN.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.