estreat [e-street]English Law. Word Origin noun
- a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.
verb (used with object)
- to make an estreat of (a fine, levy, etc.) for prosecution.
- to levy (fines) under an estreat or exact (something) by way of fine or levy.
Origin of estreat 1250–1300; Middle English estrete Anglo-French, cognate with Old French estraite (past participle of extraire) Latin extracta (feminine past participle of extrahere); see extract British Dictionary definitions for estreat estreat noun
- a true copy of or extract from a court record
- to enforce (a recognizance that has been forfeited) by sending an extract of the court record to the proper authority
Word Origin for estreat C14: from Old French estraite, feminine of estrait extracted, from estraire to extract