[ree-kap-shuh n]

noun Law.

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

First recorded in 1600–10; re- + caption Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for recaption



law the process of taking back one's own wife, child, property, etc, without causing a breach of the peace

Word Origin for recaption

C17: from re- + caption (in the sense: seizure)
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