detinuit

noun
de·​tin·​u·​it | \ de-ˈti-nü-it, -nyü- \

Legal Definition of detinuit

: an action for replevin where the plaintiff already has the goods that are the subject of the suit — compare detinet

History and Etymology for detinuit

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 30 Jul. 2021.

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