repossess
re·pos·sess /ˌrē-pə-'zes/ vt: to regain possession of; esp: to take possession of again by judicial process or self-help upon default of the payment of installments due compare foreclose, seize 2
re·pos·ses·sor /-'ze-sər/ n

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

repossess
I verb capture, foreclose, obtain again, reacquire, recall, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, redeem, regain, replevy, retrieve, secure, seize, take back, take possession of associated concepts: attachment, security interest II index reclaim, recoup (regain), recover, redeem (repurchase)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


repossess
A right reserved by the seller in the supply contract or terms and conditions of business whereby the seller can (peacefully) enter premises and reclaim goods under certain stated circumstances.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


repossess
v.
For a lender to take possession of an item or property if the person who borrowed money to purchase it fails to make payments.
n.
repossession See also foreclose

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


repossess
To take back property that has been pledged as collateral for a loan. (See also: repossession)
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Debt & Collection Agencies

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

repossess
v.
   to take back property through judicial processes, foreclosure, or self-help upon default in required payments.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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