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 {Borsholder}. [Eng.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Modern Law) A petty constable. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Boroughhead — Bor ough*head , n. See {Headborough}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boroughholder — 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

  • borsholder — 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

  • 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 {Borsholder} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Headborrow — 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 — 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

  • borough-head — The head man or chief of an English borough, tithing or frank pledge. borough holder. Same as boroughhead …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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