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Trover (from the French trouver = "to find"), a form of action adopted to try a disputcd question of property in goods and chattels. It is called "trover" because it is founded upon the supposition (generally a mere fiction) that the defendant found the goods in question, and the allegation is made by the plaintiff that he (the defendant) converted them to his own use (such conversion being the true gist of the action), and then he claims damages for the injury sustained by such wrongful conversion.