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Definition of "trover" [tro•ver]

  • A common-law action to recover damages for property illegally withheld or wrongfully converted to use by another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trover" in a sentence
  • "There is a veritable treasure trover here, from her securing earmarks for Wasilla to the tune of $30mil, her Troopergate lawyering-up, her one time support for Sen. Stevens, the Bridge to Nowhere, and on and on."
  • "Note 134: Régime, p. 76: "Vous deves regarder le femme qu'ele soit samblans a le mere tant com ele puet plus, et k'ele ait boinne couleur meslee de rouge en blanc, … et soit sainne tant c'on porra plus trover, car les maladives norrices tuent ains droite eure les enfans." back"
  • "Then again, my civil pro professor spent a month on the common law causes of action, and I doubt I could explain trover at this point."
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