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Recaption

Regaining possession of; taking back.

Recaption is a COMMON LAW remedy exercised by an individual who has been wrongfully deprived of goods. Through recaption, the owner may lawfully claim and retake goods whenever he or she finds them, as long as this is done in an orderly and legal manner. An individual who removes his borrowed car that was not returned to him from his neighbor's driveway is exercising recaption.

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