Definition of "detinue"
  1. An action based on common law that allows an individual to recover personal belongings that are being improperly held by another party
How to use "detinue" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff filed a detinue to reclaim their stolen goods.
  2. The lawyer suggested detinue as a possible course of action due to the inventor's wrongful detainment of the artwork.
  3. Filing a detinue can be an effective tool when your personal property is held improperly.

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