Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office, dignity, or character of a thane.
  • noun The collective body of thanes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The character or dignity of a thane; also, thanes, collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The character or rank of a thane.

Etymologies

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thane +‎ -hood

Examples

  • “King Mithridates murdered the entire Galatian thanehood twenty years ago, which left our people without chieftains.

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