Trithing
Trithing Tri"thing, n. [See Ist {Riding}.] One of three ancient divisions of a county in England; -- now called {riding}. [Written also {riding}.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • trithing — /tray5in/ In Saxon law, one of the territorial divisions of England, being the third part of a county, and comprising three or more hundreds. Within the trithing there was a court held (called trithing mote ) which resembled the court leet, but… …   Black's law dictionary

  • trithing — Old terminology for a division of a county or shire. Where a county or shire was divided into three intermediate jurisdictions, they were called trithings and were anciently governed by a trithing reeve. Having survived in the county of York,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trithing — noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of Old English *thrithing, *thriding Date: 12th century archaic riding III,1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trithing — /truy dhing/, n. riding2. [1250 1300; ME, var. of thrithing < Scand; see RIDING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • trithing — tri·thing …   English syllables

  • trithing — ˈtrīthiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thrithing more at riding archaic : riding …   Useful english dictionary

  • trithing-mote — /tray5inmowt/ The court held for a trithing or riding …   Black's law dictionary

  • trithing-reeve — /trayairj riyv/ The officer who superintended a trithing or riding …   Black's law dictionary

  • trithing-reeve — See trithing …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • riding — Trithing Tri thing, n. [See Ist {Riding}.] One of three ancient divisions of a county in England; now called {riding}. [Written also {riding}.] Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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