Avowant

• (n.) The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.
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Avowant

A·vow'ant noun (Law) The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking. Cowell.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/153
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