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[Medieval Latin, he/she withholds]
: a common-law action alleging that the defendant is withholding money or items owed (as under a contract) compare detinuit
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.