Definition of recaption in English:

recaption

noun

Law
  • The action of taking back, without legal process, property of one's own that has been wrongfully taken or withheld.

    • ‘In addition, the pilot may rely on what is known as ‘recaption’ as a defence to trespass when entering the land to retrieve the glider.’
    • ‘In the first place, to be subject to recaption the property must be the property of the ‘re-captor,’ and must also be the identical property taken by another, capable of identification, and not other property however similar.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Anglo-Latin recaptio(n-), from re- ‘back’ + Latin captio(n-) ‘taking’.

Pronunciation

recaption

/rēˈkapSHən//riˈkæpʃən/