A phrase used in the law to characterize an act not amounting to an actual appropriation of chattels, but which shows an intention to convert them to his use; as if a person intrusted with the possession of goods deals with them contrary to the orders of the owner. As to constructive “Breaking,” “Contempt,” “Contracts,” “Conversion,” “Delivery,” “Eviction,” “Fraud,” “Larceny,” “Malice,” “Notice.” “Possession,” “Seisin,” “Service of Process,” “Total Loss,” “Treason,” and “Trusts,” see those titles.

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