writ of detinue

writ of detinue
The writ in an action of detinue. See detinue.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Writ of detinue — Detinue Det i*nue (?; 277), n. [OF. detinu, detenu, p. p. of detenir to detain. See {Detain}.] A person or thing detained; (Law) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained. [1913 Webster] {Writ of detinue} (Law),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of detinue — noun a writ ordering the release of goods that have been unlawfully detained • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑writ, ↑judicial writ …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of detinue — /rid av detan(y)uw/ A writ which lies where a party claims the specific recovery of goods and chattels, or deeds and writings, detained from him. This is seldom used; trover is the more frequent remedy, in cases where it may be brought …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary

  • Detinue — Det i*nue (?; 277), n. [OF. detinu, detenu, p. p. of detenir to detain. See {Detain}.] A person or thing detained; (Law) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained. [1913 Webster] {Writ of detinue} (Law), one that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detinue — Tort law Part of the …   Wikipedia

  • writ — A written judicial order to perform a specified act, or giving authority to have it done, as in a writ of mandamus or certiorari, or as in an original writ for instituting an action at common law. A written court order or a judicial process,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English wrītan to write Date: before 12th century 1. something written ; writing < Sacred Writ > 2. a. a formal written document; specifically a legal instrument in epistolary form… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detinue — A common law remedy for the recovery in specie of chattels wrongfully withheld from the plaintiff. See non detinet; writ of detinue …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • detinue — [det′ n yo͞o΄, det′ n o͞o΄] n. [ME < OFr, fem. pp. of detenir: see DETAIN] Law 1. the unlawful detention of personal property which originally was rightfully acquired 2. an action or writ for the recovery of property unlawfully detained, as in …   English World dictionary

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