Definition of trover in English:

trover

Syllabification: tro·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈtrōvər
 
/

noun

Law
  • Common-law action to recover the value of personal property that has been wrongfully disposed of by another person.
    More example sentences
    • Here it is plain that the full value had not been recovered on the count in trover; the value of the goods mentioned in that action was 7000l, the verdict 1500l, to which sum the verdict on the other counts was necessarily limited.
    • The plaintiffs brought an action against the defendants in trover in respect of indigo warrants.
    • In an action for trover, the company would be the proper plaintiff, would it not?

Origin

late 16th century: from an Anglo-Norman French noun use of Old French trover 'to find'.

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