common recovery

noun

Definition of common recovery

: a contrived legal proceeding involving an action and a judgment at law that was formerly widely used in England to convert an estate in fee tail into an estate in fee simple so that it could be freely sold, given, or otherwise disposed of as desired

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“Common recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20recovery. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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