trover

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noun tro·ver \ˈtrō-vər\

Definition of trover

  1. :  a common law action to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted to another's own use

Origin and Etymology of trover

Anglo-French, finding, trover, from trover to find


First Known Use: 1594


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trover

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noun tro·ver \ˈtrō-vər\

Legal Definition of trover

  1. :  an action at common law to recover the value of chattels or goods wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use — compare detinue

Origin and Etymology of trover

short for action of trover and conversion; Anglo-French trover act of finding (alluding to goods lost by the plaintiff and found by the defendant), from trover to find, from Old French


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