Legal Definition of revendicate
: 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
Origin and Etymology of 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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