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detinuit

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

Legal Definition of detinuit

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

Origin and Etymology of detinuit

Medieval Latin, he/she withheld


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