|n.||1.||The act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.|
|2.||That which is captured back; a prize retaken.|
|v. t.||1.||To capture again; to retake.|
|Noun||1.||recapture - a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount|
|2.||recapture - the act of taking something back|
|Verb||1.||recapture - experience anew; "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"|
|2.||recapture - take up anew; "The author recaptures an old idea here"|
|3.||recapture - take back by force, as after a battle; "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"|
|4.||recapture - capture again; "recapture the escaped prisoner"|
RECAPTURE, war. By this term is understood the recovery from the enemy, by a
friendly force, of a prize by him captured. It differs from rescue. (q.v.)
2. It seems incumbent on follow citizens, and it is of course equally the duty of allies, to rescue each other from the enemy when there is a reasonable prospect of success. 3 Rob. Rep. 224.
3. The recaptors are not entitled to the property captured, as if it were a new prize; the owner is entitled to it by the right of postliminium. (q.v.) Dall. Dict. mots Prises maritimes, art. 2, Sec. 4.