recaption

noun re·cap·tion \rə̇ˈkapshən\

Definition of recaption

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of recaption

re- + Latin caption-, captio act of taking, seizing — more at caption


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