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estreat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estreat  \Es*treat"\,  n.  [OF.  estraite  prop.,  an  extract,  fr  p. 
  p.  of  estraire  to  extract,  F.  extraire  fr  L.  extrahere  See 
  {Extract}.]  (Law) 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estreat  \Es*treat"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Estreated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Estreating}.]  (Law) 
  a  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. 
  b  To  bring  in  to  the  exchequer,  as  a  fine.