Search the words to solve crossword puzzles

Definition of Frankpledge

  1. noun A pledge or surety for the good behavior of freemen, -- each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others, for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.
  2. noun The tithing itself.


Frankpledge - words with similar meaning

  • Friborgh noun The pledge and tithing, afterwards called by the Normans frankpledge. See Frankpledge.
  • Headborrow noun The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead,...

Frankpledge - more info

frankpledge (English history) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

system in medieval England under which all but the greatest men and their households were bound together by mutual responsibility to keep the peace. Frankpledge can ...

FrankPledge Frankpledge was a system of compulsory suretyship

Frank p ledge . Bracton's discussion of Frankpledge. Frankpledge was a system of compulsory suretyship. its essential characteristic was the the compulsory sharing of ...

Frankpledge - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica - Free Online

FRANKPLEDGE (Lat. francum plegium), an early English institution, consisting (as defined by Stubbs) of an association for mutual security whose members, according to ...

frankpledge: Definition from Answers.com

frankpledge n. An Anglo-Saxon legal system in which units or tithings composed of ten households were formed, in each of which members were held responsible

frankpledge - Definition of frankpledge - Dictionary ...

the system in old English law which made each man in a tithing responsible for the actions of other members; a member under this system; the tithing

frankpledge - definition of frankpledge by the Free Online ...

frankВ·pledge (fr ngk pl j) n. 1. An Anglo-Saxon legal system in which units or tithings composed of ten households were formed, in each of which members were held ...

Full text of "The frankpledge system" - Internet Archive ...

See other formats. Full text of "The frankpledge system"

Frankpledge Definition - Duhaime.org - Bringing Legal ...

The legal definition of Frankpledge is A community pledge in medieval England whereby a defined number of people were jointly held responsible for the denunciation of ...