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

Other Words from revendicate

revendication \ -​ˌven-​də-​ˈkā-​shən \ noun
revendicatory \ -​ˈven-​də-​kə-​ˌtōr-​ē \ adjective

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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