• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trover trō"vẽr (Law) The gaining possession of any goods, whether by finding or by other means.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trover Properly, the finding of anything; specifically, in law:
    • n trover the gaining possession of personal property, whether by finding or otherwise
    • n trover a common-law action for damages for the wrongful taking or detention of goods from the possession of another. Originally this action was based on the finding by defendant of the plaintiff's goods and converting them to his own use. In course of time, however, the suggestion of the finding became mere matter of form, and all that had to be proved was that the goods were the plaintiff's and that the defendant had converted them to his own use. In this action the plaintiff could not recover the specific chattel, but only damages for its conversion. The action for such damages is now called an action for conversion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trover trō′vėr the gaining possession of goods: an action brought to recover goods from a person to whom they do not belong, but who has in some way obtained possession of them.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. trover, truver, to find, F. trouver,; probably originally, to invent or compose (melodies), fr. (assumed) LL. tropare,. See Troubadour Trope, and cf. Contrive Reirieve Trouveur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trover, to find (Fr. trouver)—Low L. tropāre, to compose.


In literature:

The use of the action of trover gradually supplants the action of detinue, which involves compurgation.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The poet is now Rymer or Rimmer, while Trover, Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Suppose an action of trover is brought.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
From the Petty Sessions court the congregation wended its way back to Trover, by the muddy lane, 'Church' and 'Chapel,' arguing the case.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
These are Assumpsit and Trover.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845" by Various
What Trover cannot, Twist will be certain to accomplish; where Twist fails, there Trover is sovereign.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
Then the proper remedy would be an action of trover.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
GI Treatise of Trover & Conversion 2.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
It treats of the law of trover, of buying and selling, and the ordinary monetary transactions.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler

In news:

Baptist Health Buys Trover Health.
Trover Health System Joins Baptist Health.
Dukes Selected Senior VP of Trover Health System.
Trover Health System CEO Bert Whitaker says any deal would ultimately result in Baptist Healthcare purchasing the assets of the Madisonville facility.
Stories: News: Zachary Trover .
Trover Launches Desktop Photo Uploader to Meet Demand for Fresh Local Content Around the World.
26-year-old Jenny Trover was killed Monday when someone driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 slammed into her car.

In science:

Si sono comunque ricreate le condizioni pi `u simili possibile a quelle in cui il detector si trover `a ad operare, limitando il volume dedicato al sistema di acquisizione e alloggiando le schede J2S negli spazi previsti all’interno del detector.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS