Common recovery
Recovery Re*cov"er*y (r?*k?v"?r*?), n. 1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession. [1913 Webster]

2. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court. [1913 Webster]

4. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had. [Obs.] ``Help be past recovery.'' --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

5. In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke. [1913 Webster]

6. Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. (Fencing, Sparring, etc.) Act of regaining the position of guard after making an attack. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Common recovery} (Law), a species of common assurance or mode of conveying lands by matter of record, through the forms of an action at law, formerly in frequent use, but now abolished or obsolete, both in England and America. --Burrill. Warren. [1913 Webster]


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  • common recovery — noun : a conveyance of real property through the medium of an action and judgment at law formerly widely used in England as a means of giving a tenant in tail an absolute power to dispose of his estate * * * common recovery A former method of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • common recovery — In conveyancing, a species of common assurance, or mode of conveying lands by matter of record, formerly in frequent use in England. It was in the nature and form of an action at law, carried regularly through, and ending in a recovery of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • common recovery — A fictitious suit brought by a third person against the holder of an estate in tail with the ultimate object of barring the estate in tail and giving the tenant in tail the power of disposing of the property in fee simple. Dutton v Donahue, 44… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Recovery — Re*cov er*y (r?*k?v ?r*?), n. 1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession. [1913 Webster] 2. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common — com·mon 1 adj 1 a: of or relating to a community at large: public common defense b: known to the community a common thief 2: belonging to or shared by two or more persons or things or by all members of a group …   Law dictionary

  • recovery — In its most extensive sense, the restoration or vindication of a right existing in a person, by the formal judgment or decree of a competent court, at his instance and suit, or the obtaining, by such judgment, of some right or property which has… …   Black's law dictionary

  • recovery by double voucher — A form of common recovery wherein the writ was brought against a person to whom a conveyance was made as a matter of form and who vouched the real tenant, the latter vouching the common vouchee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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