mainour

noun
main·​our | \ ˈmānə(r) \
variants: or manner \ ˈmanə(r) How to pronounce mainour (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of mainour

old English law
: something stolen found on the thief's person or in his immediate possession
with the mainour or in the mainour
: in the act : flagrante delicto, red-handed
adverb (or adjective)

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History and Etymology for mainour

Middle English manor, from Anglo-French mainoure, meinoure, from Old French manuevre, manœuvre manual labor

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“Mainour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mainour. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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