What is Bane?

Legal Definition
A malefactor. Bract. L 1 t 8, a 1. Also a public denunciation of a malefactor; the same with what was called "hutesium," hue and cry. Spelman.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
This word was formerly used to signify a malefactor. Bract. 1. 2, t. 8, c. 1.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A malefactor.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary