Definition for AUTERFOITS


a word composed of the French autre, another, and foits, fois, time, introduced into law language, under the Norman princes of England. It signifies, at another time, formerly; as, auterfoits acquit, auterfoits attaint, auterfoits convict, formerly acquitted, attainted, or convicted which being specially pleaded, is a bar to a second prosecution for the same offense. – Blackstone.

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