abigeus


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 as a business or trade.
The term was applied also to those who drove away the smaller animals, as swine, sheep, and goats. In the latter case, it depended on the number taken, whether the offender was fur (a common thief) or abigeus. But the taking of a single horse or ox seems to have constituted the crime of abigeatus. And those who frequently did this were clearly abigei, though they took but an animal or two at a time. 4 Bl.Comm. 239
(2) abigeus
Also abactor 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 abactor, q.v.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • APOMYIOS — apud Plin. l. 29. c. 6. Iovis cognomen, quasi Muscarum abigeus, vide infra et Myiodes …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • 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

  • abigeatores — /abijUybtoriyz/ See abigeus …   Black's law dictionary


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