Conversion - Law

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  • Conversion (law), conversion by taking a chattel out of the possession of another with the intent of exercising a permanent or temporary dominion over it, despite the owner's entitlement to use it at all
    • Criminal conversion, exerting unauthorised use or control of someone else's property
  • Equitable conversion, A change in the nature of property so that real property is treated as personal property, or vice versa, in certain circumstances

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