Trover meaning

trōvər
A common-law action to recover damages for property illegally withheld or wrongfully converted to use by another.
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An action against a person who found another's goods and refused to return them.
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An action to recover damages for goods withheld or used by another illegally.
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A common-law tort action to recover damages for personal property that was wrongly converted or for recovery of actual possession of that property. See also detinue and replevin.
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(law) Taking possession of personal property which has been found.
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(law) A legal action brought to recover such property by its original owner.
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Origin of trover

  • From Anglo-Norman to compose, invent, find probably from Vulgar Latin tropāre troubadour

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Nominal use of Old French trover (“to find").

    From Wiktionary