trover

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtrəʊvə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trōvər)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tro•ver  (trōvər),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
  1. an action for the recovery of the value of personal property wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use.
  • Vulgar Latin *tropāre to compose, invent, derivative of Latin tropus trope; compare contrive
  • Middle French, Old French: to find, probably
  • 1585–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
trover /ˈtrəʊvə/ n
  1. (formerly) the act of wrongfully assuming proprietary rights over personal goods or property belonging to another
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French, from trover to find; see trouvère, troubadour
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