detinet

noun
det·​i·​net | \ ˈde-ti-ˌnet \

Legal Definition of detinet

: a common-law action alleging that the defendant is withholding money or items owed (as under a contract) — compare detinuit

History and Etymology for detinet

Medieval Latin, he/she withholds

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“Detinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/detinet. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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