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Detinue

detinue n

[Anglo-French detenue , from feminine past participle of detenir to detain see detainer ]
: a common-law action for the recovery of personal property belonging to the plaintiff that is wrongfully detained by the defendant compare trover



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.