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