Definition of "detinuit"
  1. A type of legal action in a replevin case where the party bringing the lawsuit already possesses the items that the case is about
How to use "detinuit" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer advised her to file a detinuit since she already had the disputed property in her possession.
  2. Since he already possessed the car that was the subject of the dispute, the judge suggested a detinuit might be the appropriate legal action.
  3. The course of the trial changed when the plaintiff filed a detinuit, asserting that they already had ownership of the disputed items.

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