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trover

[troh-ver] /ˈtroʊ vər/
noun, Law.
1.
an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.
Origin of trover
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French, Old French: to find, probably < Vulgar Latin *tropāre to compose, invent, derivative of Latin tropus trope; cf. contrive
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  • Our present scene is laid at Mr. trover's villa near Florence.

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  • Mr. trover's guests were our acquaintances Stocmar and Ludlow Paten.

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  • trover, you may remember, was in a fright about it last night.

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  • A look of anger and insufferable contempt was all trover's reply.

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  • That man trover has taken all the papers away with him, but he 'll turn up some day or other.

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  • "And now as to this Mr. trover," said Layton, after a few minutes.

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  • I was to supply all the funds for present expenses; Mr. trover to incur all the perils.

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  • It was then, for the first time, I learned that trover knew the whole story, and who I was.

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  • Winthrop was moved as he listened, and trover had to wipe his eyes.

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  • One she quickly recognized as her father's, the other she soon knew to be trover's.

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British Dictionary definitions for trover

trover

/ˈtrəʊvə/
noun
1.
(law) (formerly) the act of wrongfully assuming proprietary rights over personal goods or property belonging to another
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from trover to find; see trouvère, troubadour
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