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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about revendicate

Share revendicate

Comments on revendicate

What made you want to look up revendicate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express emotion in a dramatic way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!