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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) 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.
  • noun (Law) a writ to recover damages for him whose goods, being distrained for rent or service, are distrained again for the same cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law The lawful claim and recovery, by a person, of goods wrongly taken from him
  • verb transitive To assign a new caption to.

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re- +‎ caption

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