recaption

[ ree-kap-shuh n ]
/ riˈkæp ʃən /

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.

Nearby words

  1. recapitalization,
  2. recapitalize,
  3. recapitulate,
  4. recapitulation,
  5. recapitulation theory,
  6. recapture,
  7. recarburize,
  8. recast,
  9. recce,
  10. recco

Origin of recaption

First recorded in 1600–10; re- + caption

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British Dictionary definitions for recaption

recaption

/ (riːˈkæpʃən) /

noun

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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