trover

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Nominal use of Old French trover (to find).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trover (uncountable)

  1. (law) Taking possession of personal property which has been found.
  2. (law) A legal action brought to recover such property by its original owner.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 431:
      The pocket-book was a late present from Mrs Western [...]. A prudent person [...] would not have offered more than a shilling, or perhaps sixpence, for it; nay, some perhaps would have given nothing, and left the fellow to his action of trover, which some learned serjeants may doubt whether he could, under these circumstances, have maintained.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus. Compare Old Provençal trobar.

Verb[edit]

trover

  1. to find

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-v, *-vs, *-vt are modified to f, s, t. This verb has a stressed present stem truev distinct from the unstressed stem trov, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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