An action for goods taken by force; a species of mixed action, which lay for a party whose goods or movables (bona) had been taken from him by force, (vi,) to recover the things so taken, together with a penalty of triple the value. Inst. 4. 2; Id. 4, 0. 19. Bracton describes it as lying de rebus mobilibus vi ablatis sivc robbatis, (for movable tilings taken away by force, or robbed.) Bract, fol. 1036.