revendicate

transitive verb

re·​ven·​di·​cate
ri-ˈven-də-ˌkāt
revendicated; revendicating
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
revendication
-ˌven-də-ˈkā-shən
noun
revendicatory
-ˈven-də-kə-ˌtōr-ē
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Revendicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/revendicate. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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