Definition of Trover

1. n. The gaining possession of any goods, whether by finding or by other means.



Definition of Trover

1. Noun. (legal) Taking possession of personal property which has been found; also a legal action brought to recover such property by their original owner. ¹

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Definition of Trover

1. a type of legal action [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trover

troutings
troutlet
troutlets
troutlike
troutling
troutlings
trouts
trouty
trouvere
trouveres
trouveur
trouveurs
trouvère
trovafloxacin
trove
trover (current term)
trovers
troves
trow
trowable
trowed
trowel
trowel machine
trowel machines
troweled
troweler
trowelers
trowelful
trowelfuls
troweling

Literary usage of Trover

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... taken out in connection with a trover suit to recover mules from George Hand Kidd. The defendant filed a demurrer, which was overruled, and he excepted. ..."

2. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"*HE action of trover is a specialized form of case devised Chapter for the purpose of recovering damages for the con- version of chattels.1 It was ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf, Simon Greenleaf Croswell (1892)
"trover. § 636. Nature of the action. This action, the form of which is fictitious, is in substance a remedy to recover the value of personal chattels, ..."

4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"This action of trover and conversion, is an action of trespass on the case, and lies " against any man who has in his 3VB| Com possession, ..."

5. A Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third Volumes by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1851)
"trover. Of "• the chattel ; and also the actual possession (1), or the right to the imme- . plaintiff's First. It may be premised that it is not essential ..."

6. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1845)
"distress for rent (•), he may maintain trover against the wrongdoer. So trover will lie by the assignees of a bankrupt against a sheriff (o), ..."

7. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons, John Melville Gould (1904)
"IN THE ACTION OF trover. »195 In the action of trover to which a plaintiff generally resorts for remedy when his personal property has been appropriated by ..."

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