\\ˈaˌbaktə(r),  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Late Latin, literally, one that drives away, from Latin abactus (past participle of abigere to drive away, from ab- ab- (I) + -igere, from agere to drive) + -or — more at agent
: one that steals cattle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • abactor — |ô| s. m. Ladrão de gado.   ‣ Etimologia: latim abactor, oris …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Abactor — Ab*ac tor ( t[ e]r), n. [L., fr. abigere to drive away; ab + agere to drive.] (Law) One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abactor — æbÉ™ ktÉ™(r) n. cattle thief …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abactor — ab·ac·tor …   English syllables

  • abactor — /aebaektar/ A stealer and driver away of cattle or beasts by herds or in great numbers at once, as distinguished from a person who steals a single animal or beast. Also called abigeus, q.v …   Black's law dictionary

  • abactor — A cattle thief who takes in numbers …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • larron — Larron, Fur, Latro, Trium literarum homo. Larron de nature, Furax. Larron qui fouille en la gibbeciere d autruy, Manticularius. Larron d or, Aurifur. Larron ordinaire de bestial, et qui ne desrobbe nombre au coup, mesmement du petit bestial, ou… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • abigeus — /abijiyas/ Lat. (Pl., abigei, or more rarely abigeatores.) In the civil law, a stealer of cattle; one who drove or drew away (subtraxit) cattle from their pastures, as horses or oxen from the herds, and made booty of them, and who followed this… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Apomyivs — APOMYĬVS, i, Gr. Ἀπομύϊος, ου, ein Beynamen des Jupiters, welchem Herkules opferte, als ihn zu Elis bey seinem vorhabenden Opfer die Fliegen allzu heftig plageten, und sie darauf insgesammt über den Alpheus hinüber getrieben wurden. Es behielten… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • abaction — noun a) A legal term for carrying away by force, especially of animals. b) Stealing cattle on a large scale. See Also: Abactor …   Wiktionary

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