What is Recapture?

Legal Definition
Recapture is a 1930 drama in three acts by Preston Sturges, his third play to appear on Broadway.

The Broadway production was directed by Don Mullally and produced by A. H. Woods. It opened on January 29, 1930 at the Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre, and ran for 24 performances, closing in February of that year. According to Sturges, the play received "the most violently destructive notices [he] had seen in years."

Appearing in the cast were Melvyn Douglas and Glenda Farrell.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
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 maritmies, art. 2, ยง4.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
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The taking from an enemy, by a friendly force, a vessel previously taken for prise by such enemy.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
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The capture of captured goods by troops friendly to the owner.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary