Infangthef In*fang"thef, n. [AS. in-fangen-[thorn]e['o]f; in in, into + fangen taken (p. p. of f[=o]n to take) + [thorn]e['o]f thief.] (O. Eng. Law) The privilege granted to lords of certain manors to judge thieves taken within the seigniory of such lords. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

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