trover [trō′vər]
[substantive use of OFr trover, to find: see TROUVÈRE] Law
1. Obs. an action against a person who found another's goods and refused to return them
2. an action to recover damages for goods withheld or used by another illegally

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  • Trover — is a form of lawsuit in common law countries for recovery of damages for wrongful taking of personal property. Trover belongs to a series of remedies for such wrongful taking, its distinctive feature being recovery only for the value of whatever… …   Wikipedia

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  • Trover — Tro ver (tr[=o] v[ e]r), n. [OF. trover, truver, to find, F. trouver; probably originally, to invent or compose (melodies), fr. (assumed) LL. tropare. See {Troubadour}, {Trope}, and cf. {Contrive}, {Reirieve}, {Trouveur}.] (Law) (a) The gaining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trover — noun Etymology: Anglo French, finding, trover, from trover to find Date: 1594 a common law action to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted to another s own use …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trover — /troh veuhr/, n. Law. an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use. [1585 95; < MF, OF: to find, prob. < VL *tropare to compose, invent, deriv. of L tropus TROPE; cf. CONTRIVE] …   Universalium

  • trover — /trowvar/ In common law practice, the action of trover (or trover and conversion) is a species of action on the case, and originally lay for the recovery of damages against a person who had found another s goods and wrongfully converted them to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • trover — 1. noun /ˈtɹəʊvə/ Taking possession of personal property which has been found; also a legal action brought to recover such property by their original owner. The pocket book was a late present from Mrs Western [...]. A prudent person [...] would… …   Wiktionary

  • trover — noun Law common law action to recover the value of personal property that has been wrongfully disposed of by another person. Origin C16: from an Anglo Norman Fr. noun use of OFr. trover to find …   English new terms dictionary

  • trover — /ˈtroʊvə/ (say trohvuh) noun Law a common law action to remedy the wrongful disposal of property by another. {Old French trover to find; from the legal fiction of the defendant s finding of the goods before converting them} …  

  • trover — n. Law 1 finding and keeping personal property. 2 common law action to recover the value of personal property wrongfully taken etc. Etymology: OF trover find …   Useful english dictionary

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