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revendicate

transitive verb re·ven·di·cate \ri-ˈven-də-ˌkāt\

Legal Definition of revendicate

revendicated

revendicating

  1. :  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

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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