- treasure found hidden, the original owner of which is unknown
- any valuable discovery
- a valuable source or collection: a book that is a treasure-trove of information
Origin of treasure-troveAnglo-French tresor trové ; from Old French tresor (see treasure) + trové, past participle of trover, to find: see trover
- Treasure found hidden.
- Law Silver or gold in the form of bullion, plate, or money that is found hidden and has no known owner.
- A discovery of great value.
Origin of treasure-troveAnglo-Norman tresor trove : Old French tresor, treasure; see treasure + Old French trove, past participle of trover, to find; see trover.
- A treasure found of particularly great value.
- (law) Silver, gold or money that is found hidden and has no identifiable owner.
treasure trove - Legal Definition
Treasure found. Valuables found, secreted in the ground or other hiding place, usually gold or silver, that is of unknown ownership. The finder of such, under common law, is afforded title to the treasure trove against all except the actual owner.