action, for, detinue


action, for, detinue
action f pour détention illicite

English-French legislative terms. 2015.

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  • detinue — det·i·nue / det ən ˌü, ˌyü/ n [Anglo French detenue, from feminine past participle of detenir to detain see detainer]: a common law action for the recovery of personal property belonging to the plaintiff that is wrongfully detained by the… …   Law dictionary

  • action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …   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

  • detinue — /detan(y)uw/ A form of action which lies for the recovery, in specie, of personal chattels from one who acquired possession of them lawfully, but retains it without right, together with damages for the detention. Possessory action for recovery of …   Black's law dictionary

  • detinue — /detan(y)uw/ A form of action which lies for the recovery, in specie, of personal chattels from one who acquired possession of them lawfully, but retains it without right, together with damages for the detention. Possessory action for recovery of …   Black's law dictionary

  • detinue — tənˌ(y)ü noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English detenewe, from Middle French detenue detention, from feminine of detenu, past participle of detenir to detain more at detain 1. : detention of something due; …   Useful english dictionary

  • detinue — noun Etymology: Middle English detenewe, from Anglo French detenue detention, from feminine of detenu, past participle of detenir to detain Date: 15th century 1. a common law action for the recovery of a personal chattel …   New Collegiate 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

  • 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

  • forms of action — governed common law pleading and were the procedural devices used to give expression to the theories of liability recognized by the common law. Failure to analyze the cause of action properly, to select the proper theory of liability and to… …   Black's law dictionary