Mainor
Mainor \Main"or\, n. [Anglo-Norm. meinoure, OF. manuevre. See {Maneuver}.] (O. Eng. Law) A thing stolen found on the person of the thief. [1913 Webster]

Note: A thief was said to be ``taken with the mainor,'' when he was taken with the thing stolen upon him, that is, in his hands. --Wharton. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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