Avowry

In law, avowry is where one takes a distress for rent or other thing, and the other sues replevin. In which case the taker shall justify, in his plea, for what cause he took it, and if he took it in his own right, is to show it, and so avow the taking—which is called his avowry. If he took it in the right of another, when he has shown the cause,...
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Avowry

• (n.) The act of the distrainer of goods, who, in an action of replevin, avows and justifies the taking in his own right. • (n.) An advocate; a patron; a patron saint.
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Avowry

A·vow'ry noun [ Middle English avouerie protection, authority, Old French avouerie . See Avow to declare.] 1. An advocate; a patron; a patron saint. [ Obsolete] « Let God alone be our avowry . Latimer. » 2. The act of the distrainer o...
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Avowry

archaic or obsolete terms > Occupations:Lord of the manor.
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avowry

avowry 1. The acknowledgment and justification of the taking of the goods by the defendant in an action of of replevin (a legal act, or writ, to recover goods by someone who claims to own them and who promises to have the claim later tested in court). 2. A situation where the defendant in an action of replevin, avows the taking of the distress in h...
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