In tort law, detinue is an action to recover for the wrongful taking of personal property. It is initiated by an individual who claims to have a greater right to their immediate possession than the current possessor. For an action in detinue to succeed, a claimant must first prove that he had better right to possession of the chattel than the defe...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detinue
• (n.) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained. • (n.) A person or thing detainedFound on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/detinue/
[ Old French detinu
, past participle of detenir
to detain. See Detain
.] A person or thing detained ; (Law)
A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained. Writ of detinue (Law)
, one that li...
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In law, a detinue is the form of action whereby a plaintiff seeks to recover a chattel personal unlawfully detained.
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The name of an action for the recovery of a personal chattel in specie.
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wrongful seizure of property; action to recover it
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