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- n. The head of a frankpledge or tithing
- n. A petty constable in a parish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See borsholder.
- n. A petty constable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, formerly, the head of a borough; the chief of a frank-pledge, tithing, or decennary.
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