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

    The recaption of stolen goods; the reward therefor.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. The taking of provisions from any per sen in fairs or markets before the royal purveyors were served with necessaries for the sovereign. Cowell. Also the seizing and rescuing of stolen or strayed cattle from the hands of a thief or of those having illegal possession of them; also the reward fixed for such rescue.