Writ of recaption
Recaption Re*cap"tion (r[-e]*k[a^]p"sh[u^]n), n. (Law) The act of retaking, as of one who has escaped after arrest; reprisal; the retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children, without force or violence, from one who has taken them and who wrongfully detains them. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Writ of recaption} (Law), a writ to recover damages for him whose goods, being distrained for rent or service, are distrained again for the same cause. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • writ of recaption — If, pending an action of replevin for a distress, the defendant distrains again for the same rent or service, the owner of the goods is not driven to another action of replevin, but is allowed a writ of recaption, by which he recovers the goods… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of recaption — See recaption …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of recaption — a rarely used writ by which pending an action of replevin damages may be recovered for one whose goods being distrained for rent or service are distrained again for the same cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • Recaption — Re*cap tion (r[ e]*k[a^]p sh[u^]n), n. (Law) The act of retaking, as of one who has escaped after arrest; reprisal; the retaking of one s own goods, chattels, wife, or children, without force or violence, from one who has taken them and who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ — A written judicial order to perform a specified act, or giving authority to have it done, as in a writ of mandamus or certiorari, or as in an original writ for instituting an action at common law. A written court order or a judicial process,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • recaption — At common law, a retaking, or taking back. A species of remedy by the mere act of the party injured (otherwise termed reprisal ), which happens when any one has deprived another of his property in goods or chattels personal, or wrongfully detains …   Black's law dictionary

  • significavit — (Ecclesiastical law.) A writ for the recaption of a person who had been excommunicated …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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