noun theft·bote \ˈtheftˌbōt\

Definition of theftbote



old English & Scots law

  1. :  the offense of agreeing to receive stolen goods or a compensation from a thief whether by the owner by way of composition or by a judge as an inducement for conniving at the escape of the thief from punishment

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Origin and Etymology of theftbote

alteration of thefbote, from Middle English, from thef thief + bote compensation — more at thief, boot (help)

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