recaption


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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)]
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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.