backberend (bak-ber-[schwa]nd). [Old English] Hist.
1. The bearing of stolen goods upon the back or about the person. ? Backberend is sometimes modernized to backbearing.
2. A person caught carrying stolen goods. ¡ª Also spelled bacberende; backberinde. Cf. HANDHABEND.
¡°Backberinde signifieth bearing upon the Back, or about a Man. Bracton useth it for a Sign or Circumstance of Theft apparent, which the Civilians call Furtum manifestum….¡± Giles Jacob, A New Law-Dictionary (8th ed. 1762).
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term BACKBEREND?
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