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Definition of Detinue
DetinueDetinue 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.
Writ of detinue (Law), one that lies against him who
wrongfully detains goods or chattels delivered to him, or
in possession, to recover the thing itself, or its value
and damages, from the detainer. It is now in a great
measure superseded by other remedies.
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