mainour

noun

main·​our
ˈmānə(r)
variants or manner
plural -s
old English law
: something stolen found on the thief's person or in his immediate possession
Phrases
with the mainour or in the mainour
: in the act : flagrante delicto, red-handed
adverb (or adjective)

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jul. 2024.

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