Word of the Day – Infangthief

By August 16, 2017Word of the Day

Infangthief (noun) (historic)


The right of a landowner to punish a thief caught within his property.

Old English infangenthēof ‘thief seized within’.

Example sentences

“The Baron supported infangthief and his right to punish the perpetrator.”

Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)


Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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