detinuit

noun

de·​tin·​u·​it
de-ˈti-nü-it, -nyü-
: an action for replevin where the plaintiff already has the goods that are the subject of the suit compare detinet

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, he/she withheld

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“Detinuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/detinuit. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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