Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, one who feloniously drives away or steals a herd or numbers of cattle at once, in distinction from one who steals a single beast or a few.

Etymologies

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From Late Latin abactor ("cattle rustler"), from abigō ("drive away"); from ab ("from, away from") + agō ("drive").

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    April 18, 2009

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