trover


trover
tro·ver /'trō-vər/ n [short for action of trover and conversion; Anglo-French trover act of finding (alluding to goods lost by the plaintiff and found by the defendant), from trover to find, from Old French]: an action at common law to recover the value of chattels or goods wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use compare detinue

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

trover
I noun atonement, award, compensation, damages, fine, forfeiture, indemnification, indemnity, mulct, payment, penalty, quittance, recompense, recoupment, recovery, redress, reparation, requital, requitement, restitution, retrieval, retrievement, return, satisfaction, solatium II index recovery (repossession)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


trover
an action on the case that became a distinct species of case requiring allegations that: (i) the plaintiff had possession of goods; (ii) that he lost them by accident; (iii) the defendant found them; and (iv) the defendant converted them to his own use.
It was assumed that any dealing with the goods was a denial of the owner's title. detinue, another possibility, became unpopular for the procedural reason that the defendant was allowed to proceed by trial by wager of law. It is a form of wrongful interference with goods covered now by the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


trover
n. A common-law tort action to recover damages for personal property that was wrongly converted or for recovery of actual possession of that property.
See also detinue, replevin.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


trover
One of the old common-law forms of action; a legal remedy for conversion, or the wrongful appropriation of the plaintiff's personal property.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


trover
One of the old common-law forms of action; a legal remedy for conversion, or the wrongful appropriation of the plaintiff's personal property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • trover — noun Etymology: Anglo French, finding, trover, from trover to find Date: 1594 a common law action to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted to another s own use …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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