from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The leader or commander of an army; also, a marshal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as heretoga.


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  • This large share of power, thus conferred by the people, tho intended to preserve the liberty of the subject, was perhaps unreasonably detrimental to the prerogative of the crown; and accordingly we find ill use made of it by Edric, Duke of Mercia, in the reign of King Edmund Ironside, who, by his office of duke or heretoch, was entitled to a large command in the king's army, and by his repeated treacheries at last transferred the crown to Canute the Dane.

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