Frankpledge



[frangk-plej] /ˈfræŋkˌplɛdʒ/

noun, Old English Law.
1.
a system of dividing a community into tithings or groups of ten men, each member of which was responsible for the conduct of the other members of his group and for the assurance that a member charged with a breach of the law would be produced at court.
2.
a member of a tithing.
3.
the tithing itself.
/ˈfræŋkˌplɛdʒ/
noun (in medieval England)
1.
the corporate responsibility of members of a tithing for the good behaviour of each other
2.
a member of a tithing
3.
a tithing itself

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