Borsholder
Borsholder Bors"hold`er, n. [OE. borsolder; prob. fr. AS. borg, gen. borges, pledge + ealdor elder. See {Borrow}, and {Elder}, a.] (Eng. Law) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d {Borough}); the headborough; a parish constable. --Spelman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Borsholder — Borsholder, in England früher Gemeindevorsteher, an dessen Stelle später der Constable trat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • BORSHOLDER — vide Decuriae Praesectus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 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

  • borsholder — bors·hold·er …   English syllables

  • borsholder — /bors howldar/ In Saxon law, the borough s ealder, or headborough …   Black's law dictionary

  • borsholder — /bors howldar/ In Saxon law, the borough s ealder, or headborough …   Black's law dictionary

  • borsholder — Same as borough head …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • borsholder — ˈbȯ(r)sˌhōldə(r), ˈbȯ(r)ˌsō noun ( s) Etymology: by folk etymology (influence of holder) from earlier borsolder, from (assumed) Middle English borwes alder, borghes alder (whence Anglo French borghesaldre), from (assumed) Middle English …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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