Definitions for "Trover"
An action to recover damages against one who found goods, and would not deliver them to the owner on demand; an action which lies in any case to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted by another to his own use. In this case the finding, though alleged, is an immaterial fact; the injury lies in the conversion.
One of the tort actions, brought against a defendant who converts the personal property of another to its own use.
An old English and common law legal proceeding against a person who had found someone else's property and has converted that property to their own purposes. The action of trover asked for damages in an amount equal to the replacement value of the property rather than the return of the property itself. English law replaced the action of trover with that of conversion in 1852.
The gaining possession of any goods, whether by finding or by other means.