Origin of detinue
Examples from the Web for detinue
The use of the action of trover gradually supplants the action of detinue, which involves compurgation.
In the manor courts, actions of debt, detinue, and covenant were frequent.
Detinue, in law, the form of action whereby a plaintiff seeks to recover a chattel personal unlawfully detained.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Detinue, the primitive remedy, retained that mark of primitive procedure.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.