Meaning of replevin

re•plev•in

Pronunciation: (ri-plev'in), [key]
— Law. Law.
—n.
  1. an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
  2. the common-law action or writ by which goods are replevied.
—v.t.
  1. to replevy.
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