replevin in the detinuit – an action for damages resulting from the wrongful taking and detention of goods that have since been returned to the owner

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replevin in the detinuit:

1. An action  for damages resulting from the wrongful taking and detention of goods that have since been returned to the owner. [1]

detinuit:
[Latin ‘he has detained’]

1. (Of property) the former condition of being withheld.  An action is said to be in the detinuit when the plaintiff has already recovered possession of the property claimed under a writ of replevin. [1] 

1. A plaintiff is said to be “in he detinuit” when he is in possession of the goods under a writ of replevin. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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