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detinue Syllabification: det·i·nue
Pronunciation: /ˈdetənyo͞o/

Definition of detinue in English:


A legal claim to recover wrongfully detained goods or possessions.
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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