outfangthief (owt-fang-theef). [fr. Old English ut “out” + fangen “taken” + theof “thief”] Hist. The right of a lord of a manor to pursue a thief outside the manor’s jurisdiction and to bring the thief back for trial and punishment; a lord’s right to punish all thefts committed within his territories, wherever the thief might be caught. — Also spelled outfangthef; utfangthief; utfangthef.

Cf. INFANGTHIEF.

[Blacks Law 8th]