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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The head or chief of a tithing, or borough; the headborough; a parish constable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d borough); the headborough; a parish constable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, in England, the head or chief of a tithing or frank-pledge; a headborough; afterward, a petty constable.

Etymologies

Old English borsolder; probably from Anglo-Saxon borg, genitive borges, pledge + ealdor elder. See borrow and elder. (Wiktionary)

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