Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In pleading. An action of replevin is said to be in the detinuit when the plaintiff acquires possession of the property claimed by means of the writ. The right to retain is, of course, subject in such case to the judgment of the court upon his title to the property cluimed. Bull. N. P. 521.