back·​ber·​end | \ ˈbakˌberənd \
variants: or backberand \ ˈbakˌberənd \ or backbearing \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \

Definition of backberend

: having in one's possession used of a person carrying away stolen property

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First Known Use of backberend

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backberend

Middle English bakberende, from bak back + berende, present participle of beren to bear

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“Backberend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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