recaption


Also found in: Legal.

recaption

(riːˈkæpʃən)
n
(Law) law the process of taking back one's own wife, child, property, etc, without causing a breach of the peace
[C17: from re- + caption (in the sense: seizure)]
References in periodicals archive ?
In recaption of chattels cases, this understanding will strike many as perfectly reasonable.
305) RESTATEMENT (Second), supra note 303, [section] 101(1) ("The use of reasonable force against another for the purpose of recaption is privileged if the other.
CHASE, supra note 41, at 97 ("It is certainly incumbent, then, on those who claim, that, by the constitution, the general law and presumption in favor of liberty are set aside to give room for this right of recaption, to make out a clear case, and produce express words.
I Can Has Cheezburger , where viewers are invited to recaption pictures.
By the following Wednesday they could watch cinema footage of the recaption in the weekly newsreel Ufa-Tonwoche (Ufa weekly with sound), produced by Universum-Film.
Morrison who held to 30 yards on 8 carries and four recaption for 29 yards.
In addition, private parties could not retain the self-executing constitutional "right" of recaption of their fugitive slave "property" under the rule of Prigg v.
For an elegant argument that Prigg represents a sophisticated attempt to apply natural rights theory to the law of fugitive slave recaption and thus does not merit the scholarly criticism it receives today, see Christopher L.
Convey supposedly was so taken by the recaption of his radio exposition here that he uprooted his family and set out to get involved in the local broadcasting industry.
habeas corpus and recaption, an ancient writ to recover villeins) as a matter of right.