revendicate

transitive verb
re·ven·di·cate | \ ri-ˈven-də-ˌkāt \
revendicated; revendicating

Legal Definition of revendicate 

in the civil law of Louisiana : to bring an action to enforce rights in (specific property) especially for the recognition of ownership and the recovery of possession from one wrongfully in possession

History and Etymology for revendicate

back-formation from revendication, from French, from Middle French, probably from revendiguer to revendicate, from re- back + vendiguer to lay claim to something, from Latin vindicare

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