detinet

noun

det·​i·​net
ˈde-ti-ˌnet
: a common-law action alleging that the defendant is withholding money or items owed (as under a contract) compare detinuit

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, he/she withholds

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Cite this Entry

“Detinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/detinet. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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