ab·​ac·​tor | \ (ˈ)a-¦bak-tər \
plural -s

Definition of abactor

: one who steals cattle

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First Known Use of abactor

1659, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abactor

borrowed from Latin abāctor, from abigere “to drive away” (from ab- ab- entry 1 + agere “to drive” + -tor, agent suffix

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“Abactor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abactor. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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