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replevin

re·plev·in

replevin

 
pronunciation:
rih ple vihn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a legal action to recover goods claimed to be wrongfully taken.
The state archives used replevin to regain possession of important historical documents that were now in the hands of an antique dealer.
definition 2: the legal document of such an action.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: replevined, replevining, replevins
definition: to take back by replevin; replevy.