tro·ver /'trō-vər/ n [short for action of trover and conversion; Anglo-French trover act of finding (alluding to goods lost by the plaintiff and found by the defendant), from trover to find, from Old French]: an action at common law to recover the value of chattels or goods wrongfully converted by another to his or her own use compare detinue
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
atonement, award, compensation, damages, fine, forfeiture, indemnification, indemnity, mulct, payment, penalty, quittance, recompense, recoupment, recovery, redress, reparation, requital, requitement, restitution, retrieval, retrievement, return, satisfaction, solatium
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
an action on the case that became a distinct species of case requiring allegations that: (i) the plaintiff had possession of goods; (ii) that he lost them by accident; (iii) the defendant found them; and (iv) the defendant converted them to his own use.It was assumed that any dealing with the goods was a denial of the owner's title. detinue, another possibility, became unpopular for the procedural reason that the defendant was allowed to proceed by trial by wager of law. It is a form of wrongful interference with goods covered now by the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.