Definitions

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  • n. A vassal or voluntary follower of Frankish princes in their enterprises.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vassal or voluntary follower of Frankish princes in their enterprises.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of certain vassals who, early in the seventh century, enjoyed the protection of the Frankish kings and became their companions in the palace and in the field.

Etymologies

French, from Latin antrustio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [116] In all temporal affairs, the Theodosian Code was the universal law of the clergy; but the Barbaric jurisprudence had liberally provided for their personal safety; a sub-deacon was equivalent to two Franks; the antrustion, and priest, were held in similar estimation: and the life of a bishop was appreciated far above the common standard, at the price of nine hundred pieces of gold.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 3

  • In all temporal affairs, the Theodosian Code was the universal law of the clergy; but the Barbaric jurisprudence had liberally provided for their personal safety; a sub-deacon was equivalent to two Franks; the _antrustion_, and priest, were held in similar estimation: and the life of a bishop was appreciated far above the common standard, at the price of nine hundred pieces of gold.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 3

  • Barbaric jurisprudence had liberally provided for their personal safety; a sub-deacon was equivalent to two Franks; the antrustion, and priest, were held in similar estimation: and the life of a bishop was appreciated far above the common standard, at the price of nine hundred pieces of gold.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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