Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The lawful claim and recovery, by a person, of goods wrongly taken from him
  • v. To assign a new caption to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of retaking, as of one who has escaped after arrest; reprisal; the retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children, without force or violence, from one who has taken them and who wrongfully detains them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of retaking; reprisal; in law, the retaking, without force or violence, of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children from one who has taken them and wrongfully detains them. Also called reprisal.

Etymologies

re- +‎ caption (Wiktionary)

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