Definition for RE-CAP'TION

RE-CAP'TION, n. [L. re and captio; capio, to take.]

The act of retaking; reprisal; the retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife or children from one who has taken them and wrongfully detains them. Writ of recaption, a writ to recover property taken by a second distress, pending a replevin for a former distress for the same rent or service. – Blackstone.

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