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detinuit n

[Medieval Latin, he/she withheld]
: an action for replevin where the plaintiff already has the goods that are the subject of the suit compare detinet

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