[utfang] (1321)

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[utfang] (1321)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  outfang n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The word is an abbreviation of utfangenthef, and is also found in English (but only from the mid sixteenth century).


1lawoutfangthief, the right of a lord to claim for trial a tenant who has committed an offence outside his territory (and to keep any forfeited properties)
( 1321 ) Infang et houtfang ne cheit sauntz franchise aver  Ed II xxvi.ii 209
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