es•treatPronunciation: (e-strēt'), [key] Eng. Law.
a true copy or extract of an original writing or record, as of a fine.
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.
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