replevin in the cepit – an action for the repossession of property wrongfully taken and wrongfully detained

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replevin in the cepit:
(18c)

(ré-plev’in in the sé’pit)

1. An action for the repossession of property that is both wrongfully taken and wrongfully detained. — aka replevin in cepit. [1] 

1. An action of replevin for goods which have been wrongfully taken, as distinguished from replevin to recover goods which have been wrongfully with held. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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