non detinet (non det-i-net ordet-<<schwa>>-n<<schwa>>t). [Latin “he does not detain”] Hist. 1.The pleading form of a general denial in a detinue action for recovery of goods detained by the defendant. • A non detinet denies both the detention and the plaintiff’s right of possession or property in the goods claimed. See DETINUE. [Cases: Detinue 17. C.J.S. Detinue §§ 30–31.] 2.

Loosely, NON CEPIT.

[Blacks Law 8th]