Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Act or fact: used of the commission of theft.
  • noun That which is stolen; evidence of guilt found on an offender, as stolen goods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (O. Eng. Law) A thing stolen found on the person of the thief.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, UK, obsolete A stolen article found on the person of the thief.

Etymologies

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Anglo-Norman meinoure, Old French manuevre. See maneuver and French main hand.

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