Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old forest law. The manifest deprehension of an offender against venison in a forest, when he was found drawing after a deer by the scent of a hound led in his band; or where a person had wounded a deer or wild beast, by shooting at him or otherwise, and was caught with a dog drawing after him to receive the same. Manwood, Forest Law, 2, c. 8.