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trover

[troh-ver] /ˈtroʊ vər/
noun, Law.
1.
an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.
Origin of trover
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French, Old French: to find, probably < Vulgar Latin *tropāre to compose, invent, derivative of Latin tropus trope; cf. contrive
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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.
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trover

/ˈtrəʊvə/
noun
1.
(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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