estreat definition

  • verb:
    • To extract and take out of the records of a court, and send up to the courtroom of exchequer becoming implemented; said of a forfeited recognizance.
    • to carry in to the exchequer, as a fine.
  • noun:
    • a real copy, duplicate, or herb of an original writing or record, esp. of amercements or charges set down in the rolls of court to-be levied by the bailiff, or other officer.
    • In English law, an extract or a duplicate of a writing; a professional herb from a judicial record, specially of a fine or an amercement imposed by judge.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To extract and take out from the files of a court, and deliver up to the court of exchequer to be implemented; -- stated of a forfeited recognizance.
    • to carry into the exchequer, as a superb.
  • others:
    • In English law: To draw out or copy from documents of a court of legislation, as a forfeited recognizance, and return to the Court of Exchequer for prosecution.
    • To levy (fines) under an estreat.

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