OUTFANGTHIEF

Etymology

Noun

outfangthief (uncountable)

(historical, law, properly, rare) A privilege of some feudal lords permitting them to execute summary judgment upon thieves (particularly their own tenants) captured outside their estates and to keep any chattels forfeited upon conviction.

(historical, law, generally, rare) A privilege of some feudal lords permitting them to execute summary judgment upon all thieves captured within their estates, regardless of their origin.

(historical, law, rare) A thief so captured and tried.

Source: Wiktionary



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