- A legal claim to recover wrongfully detained goods or possessions.More example sentences
- 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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