utfangenthef (1237)

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utfangenthef (1237)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  outfangenthef; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  outfangthief n.; MED:  outfangenethef n.; DMLBS: ]
outefangenthef,  outfangenethef,  outfangenthef,  outfangthef,  outfangthof;  utfangenthief,  utfangethef,  ountfangthof  

The Old English word translates literally as ‘thief caught outside’.

See also infangenthef for a similar legal right, but limited to tenants who have offended within the boundaries of a lord’s territory.


1lawoutfangthief, the right of a lord to claim for trial a tenant who has committed an offence outside the boundaries of his territory (and to keep any forfeited properties)
( 1237; MS: 1670 )  eient et tiennent leur terres ové solc et salc et thol et them, et infangthef et outfangthef, en boys, en pleyns, en vies, en soutes, en prez et pastures [...]  22.95
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  la fraunchise de outfangenthef, ceo est a dire qe eux eynt les juises de lour gentz et de lour tenauntz, ou q'il soint pris hors de lour feez, jugez a pendre, qe il les pusent aprés jugement rendu prendre et remener en lour franchise et fere les pendre illucs sur lour fourches demeyne   i 228-29
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  tuz les feals le Roi qi approprirent a eus juresdiction: [...] infangentheif, utfangenthef, wrec, weif, estrai [...]  17
( 1313-14 )  utfangenthief n'est autre fors tantsoulement d'avoir juyse de vostre resteaunt (l. resceaunt), atteint de felonie dehors vostre fraunchise  Ed II viii 194
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