|Your foreman or supervisor gives you more or-else orders in a week than the police do in a decade. - Bob Black, "The Libertarian as Conservative"|
This word is sometimes used as synonymous with larceny, but it is not so technical.
In the Scotch law, this is a proper and technical word, and signifies the secret and felonious abstraction of the property of another for sake of lucre, without his consent.
The act of receiving a man's goods from the thief, after they had been stolen by him, with the intent that he shall escape punishment.
This is an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment.