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estreat

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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es=treat

CIDE DICTIONARY

estreatn. [OF. estraite, prop., an extract, fr. p. p. of estraire to extract, F. extraire, fr. L.extrahere. See Extract.].
     A true copy, duplicate, or extract of an original writing or record, esp. of amercements or penalties set down in the rolls of court to be levied by the bailiff, or other officer.  Cowell.  [1913 Webster]
Estreat of a recognizance, the extracting or taking out a forfeited recognizance from among the other records of the court, for the purpose of a prosecution in another court, or it may be in the same court. Burrill.
estreatv. t. 
     To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; -- said of a forfeited recognizance.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

estreat, n. & v. Law
--n.
1 a copy of a court record of a fine etc. for use in prosecution.
2 the enforcement of a fine or forfeiture of a recognizance.
--v.tr. enforce the forfeit of (a fine etc., esp. surety for bail).

Etymology
ME f. AF estrete, OF estraite f. estraire f. L extrahere EXTRACT

ROGET THESAURUS

estreat

Penalty

VB fine, mulct, amerce, sconce, confiscate, sequestrate, sequester, escheat, estreat, forfeit.


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