- Obs. an action against a person who found another's goods and refused to return them
- an action to recover damages for goods withheld or used by another illegally
Origin of troversubstantive use of Old French trover, to find: see trouvère
A common-law action to recover damages for property illegally withheld or wrongfully converted to use by another.
Origin of troverFrom Anglo-Norman to compose, invent, find probably from Vulgar Latin tropāre ; see troubadour .
Nominal use of Old French trover (“to find").