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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Larceny; theft.
  • n. In church hist., a council held at Ephesus (a. d. 449), at which action was taken in favor of the heretic Eutyches (see Eutychian): so called because its measures were carried by force and intimidation.
  • n. The prerogative of sitting in judgment upon and executing thieves.

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