repossess

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repossess

v. to take back property through judicial processes, foreclosure, or self-help upon default in required payments.

repossess

verb capture, foreclose, obtain again, reacquire, recall, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, regain, replevy, retrieve, secure, seize, take back, take possession of
Associated concepts: attachment, security interest
See also: reclaim, recoup, recover, redeem

repossess

to take back possession of property, especially for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement. The right is circumscribed in many systems.
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Whenever an individual acquires a sensitive document that has someone else's personal, identifying information on it--even, for example, a piece of mail--the taker is merely a finder or, if the chattel has been abandoned, a wrongful repossessor.
Nor does the nesting theory dictate the substantive rights and duties of the finder, the abandonee, the wrongful repossessor, or the converter.
Pete Conrad is an experienced repossessor with an Airline Transport Pilots License (ATP) who has owned a flight school and flown in the Alaskan Bush.
Nonetheless, a minority of states have imposed additional requirements on self-help repossessors.
Her husband, Evan Lindley, is a thinly disguised version of Wallace Austin, who lives beyond his means in the hope that he will make a major coup in various business endeavors, one of them being water-resource development, and can't bring himself to inform his wife that they are deeply in debt until the repossessors actually appear at the door when she is recovering from the birth of their first child.
Harvey served as Chair of the State of Florida's Licensing Board known as the Private Security Advisory Council for ten consecutive years, as appointed by the Secretary of State, which regulates all private investigators, polygraph operators, security officers, armed guards and repossessors.