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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. 
[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. A plaintiff is said to be “in he detinuit” when he is in possession of the goods under a writ of replevin. 
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: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4
: 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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