Definition of detinue in English:


Syllabification: det·i·nue
Pronunciation: /ˈdetnˌ(y)o͞o


A legal claim to recover wrongfully detained goods or possessions.
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  • He is also being sued by the companies for trespass, conversion and detinue, and for monies had and received to the use of the companies.


late Middle English: from Old French detenue, past participle (used as a noun) of detenir 'detain'.

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