Definition of outfangthief
: 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
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