Tithingman
Tithingman Tith"ing*man, n.; pl. {Tithingmen}. 1. (O. Eng. Law) The chief man of a tithing; a headborough; one elected to preside over the tithing. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A peace officer; an under constable. [1913 Webster]

3. A parish officer elected annually to preserve good order in the church during divine service, to make complaint of any disorderly conduct, and to enforce the observance of the Sabbath. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • tithingman — Headborough Head bor*ough Headborrow Head bor*row(h[e^]d b[u^]r*[ o]), n. 1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; called also {borsholder}, {boroughhead}, {boroughholder}, and sometimes {tithingman}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tithingman — The leader of a tithing and parish peace officer. Cf. Tithing …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Tithingman — ♦ Head of a tithing. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 235) Related terms: Tithing …   Medieval glossary

  • tithingman — tith·ing·man …   English syllables

  • tithingman — ˈtīthiŋˌman noun (plural tithingmen) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tēothingman, from tēothung + man 1. : the chief man of an old English tithing 2. : a British local peace officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tithingmen — Tithingman Tith ing*man, n.; pl. {Tithingmen}. 1. (O. Eng. Law) The chief man of a tithing; a headborough; one elected to preside over the tithing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A peace officer; an under constable. [1913 Webster] 3. A parish officer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tithing (country subdivision) — The English land division called the tithing was one tenth of a hundred, or equal to ten (Scandinavian: ten = ti , assembly = thing ) Allied to this concept was a local administrative unit also called a tithing, with essentially legal… …   Wikipedia

  • Tithing — Le tithing était, dans l Angleterre médiévale, une unité de mesure de superficie agraire, équivalent à 1/10 de hundred, ou 10 hides. Sur cette terre on prélevait une taxe, tithe, équivalente de la dîme. Cette terre était sous la responsabilité d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jurisdiction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Executive. < N PARAG:Jurisdiction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 jurisdiction jurisdiction judicature administration of justice soc Sgm: N 1 executive executive commission of the peace Sgm: N 1 magistracy magistracy… …   English dictionary for students

  • boroughhead — Headborough Head bor*ough Headborrow Head bor*row(h[e^]d b[u^]r*[ o]), n. 1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; called also {borsholder}, {boroughhead}, {boroughholder}, and sometimes {tithingman}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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