Common recovery


Common recovery
Recovery Re*cov"er*y (r?*k?v"?r*?), n. 1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession. [1913 Webster]

2. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court. [1913 Webster]

4. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had. [Obs.] ``Help be past recovery.'' --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

5. In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke. [1913 Webster]

6. Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. (Fencing, Sparring, etc.) Act of regaining the position of guard after making an attack. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Common recovery} (Law), a species of common assurance or mode of conveying lands by matter of record, through the forms of an action at law, formerly in frequent use, but now abolished or obsolete, both in England and America. --Burrill. Warren. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.