Writ of detinue

Definition of Writ of detinue

(Law) one that lies against him who wrongfully detains goods or chattels delivered to him, or in possession, to recover the thing itself, or its value and damages, from the detainer. It is now in a great measure superseded by other remedies.

See also: Detinue

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judicial writ, jurisprudence, law, writ
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