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[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
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  • trover did not notify his clients of the judgment, did not respond to their phone calls and took no further action on the case.
British Dictionary definitions for trover


(law) (formerly) the act of wrongfully assuming proprietary rights over personal goods or property belonging to another
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from trover to find; see trouvère, troubadour
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