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trover

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Etymology

Noun use of Old French trover (to find).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtɹəʊvə/

Noun

Singular
trover

Plural
-

trover (-)
  1. (law) Taking possession of personal property which has been found; also a legal action brought to recover such property by their original owner.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 431:
      The pocket-book was a late present from Mrs Western [...]. A prudent person [...] would not have offered more than a shilling, or perhaps sixpence, for it; nay, some perhaps would have given nothing, and left the fellow to his action of trover, which some learned serjeants may doubt whether he could, under these circumstances, have maintained.

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