To take back-as when a seller or bank or finance company repossesses or takes back an item if the buyer misses an installment payment. To recover goods sold on credit or in installments when the buyer fails to pay for them. U.C.C. No. 9-503.
The conditions for repossession are entirely statutory and due process standards must be met as to notice, manner, etc. Self-help (i.e. without legal process) repossession of collateral is permitted under U.C.C. No. 9-503.
See selfhelp

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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