Definition of Mainor

1. n. A thing stolen found on the person of the thief.



Definition of Mainor

1. Noun. (legal UK obsolete) A stolen article found on the person of the thief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mainor

1. act or fact of theft [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainor

mainland
mainland China
mainland Chinese
mainlander
mainlanders
mainlands
mainline
mainlined
mainliner
mainliners
mainlines
mainlining
mainly
mainmast
mainmasts
mainor (current term)
mainors
mainour
mainours
mainpernable
mainpernor
mainpernors
mainpin
mainpins
mainplane
mainprise
mainprised
mainprises
mainprising
mains

Literary usage of Mainor

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"That which is stolen ; evidence of guilt found on an offender, as stolen goods—To be taken In the mainor, to be taken or caught in the act, as of theft. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"mainor (1846) 28 NC (0 Ired. L.) 340. where a man and woman were jointly tried for the crime of ... mainor (NC) supra, is distinguished in State v. ..."

3. A Selection of Cases on Evidence at the Common Law by James Bradley Thayer (1900)
"mainor et al. SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1846. [Reported 6 /red. 340. ... Upon the motion of the defendant, mainor, the judgment was arrested ..."

4. Publications by Parish Register Society, London, London Parish Register Society, Florida State Historical Society, Deland, Deland Florida State Historical Society, Reparations Commission, North Carolina Historical Commission, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Yorkshire (1901)
"Robt Wiggen ye seruant of Randall mainor was buried September ye first. William ye sonn of Richard Garth Esquier & Beatrice his wife was buried September ye ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1892)
"mainor, 6 Ired. 340, if the act of unlawful sexual intercourse between the.two, ... mainor, 8 Ired. 340, stands alone. Dr. Wharton (2 Grim. ..."

6. A Selection of Cases and Other Authorities Upon Criminal Law by Joseph Henry Beale (1915)
"And note that the felon with the mainor was taken in London, and the body and the mainor were made come before the king. ..."

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