- an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.
Origin of trover
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Our present scene is laid at Mr. Trover's villa near Florence.
Mr. Trover's guests were our acquaintances Stocmar and Ludlow Paten.
Trover, you may remember, was in a fright about it last night.
A look of anger and insufferable contempt was all Trover's reply.
That man Trover has taken all the papers away with him, but he 'll turn up some day or other.
- law (formerly) the act of wrongfully assuming proprietary rights over personal goods or property belonging to another
C16: from Old French, from trover to find; see trouvère, troubadour
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