headborough definition

  • noun:
    • the pinnacle of a frankpledge or tithing
    • A petty constable in a parish
    • the principle of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called in addition borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and often tithingman. See borsholder.
    • A petty constable.
    • In England, previously, the head of a borough; the chief of a frank-pledge, tithing, or decennary.

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