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Recover means to to receive a money judgment in a lawsuit. For example, a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court opinion, Hillman v. Whitney, stated that the plaintiff’s judgment “which he recovered was for more than twenty dollars; it being for the aggregate of the several sums assessed by the jury, as damages, on the different counts in the plaintiff’s declaration.”

[Last updated in December of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]