Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law: The crime of stealing or driving off cattle in droves.
  • noun A miscarriage procured by art.

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  • noun archaic Theft of cattle by driving it away with the intention of feloniously appropriating it.

Etymologies

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From Latin abigeatus, from the verb ab agō ("to drive")

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