In its most extensive sense, a recovery is the restoration or vindication of a right existing in a person, by the formal judgment or decree of a competent court at his instance and suit, or the obtaining, by such judgment, of some right or property which has been taken or withheld from him. This is also called a “true” recovery, to distingulsh it from a “feigned” or “common” recovery. See COMMON RECOVER Final recovery. The final judgment in an action. Also the final verdict in an action, as distinguished from the judgment entered upon it Fisk v. Gray, 100 Mass. 103; Count Joannes v. Pangborn, 6 Allen (Mass.) 243.