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.

(Rec"re*ance) n. Recreancy.

(Rec"re*an*cy) n. The quality or state of being recreant.

(Rec"re*ant) a. [OF., cowardly, fr. recroire, recreire, to forsake, leave, tire, discourage, regard as conquered, LL. recredere se to declare one's self conquered in combat; hence, those are called recrediti or recreanti who are considered infamous; L. pref. re- again, back + credere to believe, to be of opinion; hence, originally, to disavow one's opinion. See Creed.]

1. Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean-spirited; craven. "This recreant knight." Spenser.

2. To make one's way; to come; to arrive. [Obs.]

With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch.

3. (Law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.

(Re*cov"er), n. Recovery. Sir T. Malory.

(Re*cov"er*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. recouvrable.] Capable of being recovered or regained; capable of being brought back to a former condition, as from sickness, misfortune, etc.; obtainable from a debtor or possessor; as, the debt is recoverable; goods lost or sunk in the ocean are not recoverable.

A prodigal course
Is like the sun's; but not, like his, recoverable.

If I am recoverable, why am I thus?

Re*cov"er*a*ble*ness, n.

Re coverance
(Re cov"er*ance) n. Recovery. [Obs.]

(Re*cov`er*ee") n. (Law) The person against whom a judgment is obtained in common recovery.

(Re*cov"er*er) n. One who recovers.

(Re*cov`er*or") n. (Law) The demandant in a common recovery after judgment. Wharton.

(Re*cov"er*y) n.

1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.

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

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

4. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had. [Obs.] "Help be past recovery." Tusser.

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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