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.

1600–10; re- + caption Unabridged
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recaption (riːˈkæpʃən)
law the process of taking back one's own wife, child, property, etc, without causing a breach of the peace
[C17: from re- + caption (in the sense: seizure)]

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