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trover

[ troh-ver ]
/ ˈtroʊ vər /
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noun Law.
an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.
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Origin of trover

1585–95; <Middle French, Old French: to find, probably <Vulgar Latin *tropāre to compose, invent, derivative of Latin tropustrope; cf. contrive
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British Dictionary definitions for trover

trover
/ (ˈtrəʊvə) /

noun
law (formerly) the act of wrongfully assuming proprietary rights over personal goods or property belonging to another

Word Origin for trover

C16: from Old French, from trover to find; see trouvère, troubadour
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