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recaption

[ree-kap-shuh n] /riˈkæp ʃən/
noun, Law.
1.
the taking back without violence of one's property or a member of one's family or household unlawfully in the possession or custody of another.
Origin of recaption
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; re- + caption
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British Dictionary definitions for recaption

recaption

/riːˈkæpʃən/
noun
1.
(law) the process of taking back one's own wife, child, property, etc, without causing a breach of the peace
Word Origin
C17: from re- + caption (in the sense: seizure)
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