[ troh-ver ]
/ ˈtroʊ vər /

noun Law.

an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.

Origin of trover

1585–95; < Middle French, Old French: to find, probably < Vulgar Latin *tropāre to compose, invent, derivative of Latin tropus trope; cf. contrive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trover

/ (ˈtrəʊvə) /


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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