Writ of detinue

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WRIT OF DETINUE, practice. A writ which lies where a party claims the specific recovery of goods and chattels, or deeds and writings detained from him. This is seldom used: trover is the more frequent remedy, in cases where it may be brought.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.