A common-law action to recover damages for property illegally withheld or wrongfully converted to use by another.
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 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").