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recaption Line breaks: re|cap¦tion
Pronunciation: /riːˈkapʃ(ə)n/

Definition of recaption in English:


[mass noun] Law
The action of taking back, without legal process, property of one’s own that has been wrongfully taken or withheld.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the pilot may rely on what is known as ‘recaption’ as a defence to trespass when entering the land to retrieve the glider.
  • In the first place, to be subject to recaption the property must be the property of the ‘re-captor,’ and must also be the identical property taken by another, capable of identification, and not other property however similar.


Mid 18th century: from Anglo-Latin recaptio(n-), from re- 'back' + Latin captio(n-) 'taking'.

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