recover
re·cov·er /ri-'kə-vər/ vt
1: to get back or get back an equivalent for
recover costs through higher prices
2 a: to obtain or get back (as damages, satisfaction for a debt, or property) through a judgment or decree
recover damages in a tort action
b: to obtain (a judgment) in one's favor
vi
1: to get something back
2: to obtain damages or something else through a judgment
argued that the plaintiff should not be permitted to recover

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

recover
I verb achieve, acquire, attain, carry back, confer again, devolve again, emergere, gain anew, gain possession, get back, get by judgment, grant again, obtain, obtain by course of law, pass on again, procure, reacquire, realize, reassign, recapture, rechannel, reclaim, recoup, recuperare, redeem, regain, reobtain, reparare, replevy, repossess, resell, retake, retransmit, retrieve, salvage, secure, transfer again, transfer back, transport back, win back II index collect (recover money), cure, hold (possess), obtain, occupy (take possession), reap, reclaim, recoup (regain), redeem (repurchase), renew (refurbish), repossess, rescue

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recover
v.
(1) To return to a normal condition, as of a person’s health or the economy.
(2) To regain control or possession of something.
(3) To receive compensation as a result of a lawsuit.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


recover
To receive a money judgment in a lawsuit.
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


recover
v. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

recover
v.
   to receive a money judgment in a lawsuit.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • recover — c.1300, to regain consciousness, from Anglo Fr. rekeverer (late 13c.), O.Fr. recovrer, from L. recuperare to recover (see RECUPERATION (Cf. recuperation)). Meaning to regain health or strength is from early 14c.; sense of to get (anything) back… …   Etymology dictionary

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