Definition of trover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrōvər/


Common-law action to recover the value of personal property that has been wrongfully disposed of by another person.
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?


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

Words that rhyme with trover

Canova, Casanova, clover, Dover, drover, Grsbover, Jehovah, left-over, Markova, Moldova, moreover, Navrátilová, nova, ova, over, Pavlova, rover, up-and-over

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Syllabification: tro·ver

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