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Avowry

A`vow´ry
n.1.An advocate; a patron; a patron saint.
Let God alone be our avowry.
- Latimer.
2.The act of the distrainer of goods, who, in an action of replevin, avows and justifies the taking in his own right.

AVOWRY, pleading. An avowry is where the defendant in an action of replevin, avows the taking of the distress in his own right, or in right of his wife, and sets forth the cause of it, as for arrears of rent, damage done, or the like. Lawes on Pl. 35 Hamm. N. P. 464; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3571.
     2. An avowry is sometimes said to be in the nature of an action or of. a declaration, and privity of estate is necessary. Co. Lit. 320 a; 1 Serg. & R. 170-1. There is no general issue upon an avowry and it cannot be traversed cumulatively. 5 Serg. & R. 377. Alienation cannot be replied to it without notice; for the tenure is deemed to exist for the purposes of an avowry till notice be given of the alienation. Ham. Parties, 131-2; Ham. N. P. 398, 426.

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