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re·plev·in  audio  (r-plvn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. An action to recover personal property said or claimed to be unlawfully taken.
  2. The writ or procedure of such an action.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
re·plev·ined, re·plev·in·ing, re·plev·ines
To replevy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman replevine, from replevir, to give as a security : re-, re- + plevir, to pledge (from Late Latin plebere, of Germanic origin; see dlegh- in Indo-European roots)


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