noun out·fang·thief \ˈau̇tfəŋˌthēf\

Definition of outfangthief

  1. :  the right of a lord under medieval English law to try in his manorial court a thief or other felon dwelling in his manor but caught outside it —distinguished from infangthief

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Origin and Etymology of outfangthief

Middle English outfangenthef, outfangthef, from Old English ūtfangenethēof, from ūt out + fangen (past participle of fōn to seize, capture) + thēof thief — more at out, pact, thief

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