Frith Frith, n. [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. fri[eth] peace; akin to freno[eth] peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. fri[eth]r, and from the root of E. free, friend. See {Free}, a., and cf. {Affray}, {Defray}.] 1. A forest; a woody place. [Obs.] --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure. [Obs.] --Sir J. Wynne. [1913 Webster]

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