re·​cap·​tion | \ rə̇ˈkapshən \

Definition of recaption

: the act of retaking specifically : the peaceable retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children from one who has taken and wrongfully detains them

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History and Etymology for recaption

re- + Latin caption-, captio act of taking, seizing

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“Recaption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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