Headborough
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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  • headborough — In Saxon law, the head or chief officer of a borough; chief of the frank pledge tithing or decennary. This office was afterwards, when the petty constableship was created, united with that office …   Black's law dictionary

  • headborough — In Saxon law, the head or chief officer of a borough; chief of the frank pledge tithing or decennary. This office was afterwards, when the petty constableship was created, united with that office …   Black's law dictionary

  • headborough — Same as headborow …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • headborough — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English hed borwe, from hed head + borwe pledge, tithing more at borrow 1. : a chief of a frankpledge or tithing compare tithingman 2. : borsholder …   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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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