constructive conversion

A conversion which takes place when a person does such acts in reference to the goods of another as amount in law to appropriation of the property to himself. Laverty v Snethen, 68 NY 522, 524. See equitable conversion.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • equitable conversion — That constructive alteration in the nature or character of property whereby, in equity, real is for certain purposes considered as personalty, or whereby personalty for similar considerations, is regarded as real estate, and in either instance,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • reconversion — That imaginary process by which a prior constructive conversion is annulled and the property restored in contemplation of equity to its original actual quality …   Black's law dictionary

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