A *frank-pledge. -
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  • frithborh — noun also frithborgh Etymology: Middle English frithborg, from (assumed) Old English frithborh, from frith peace + borh pledge; akin to Old English frithu peace, Old High German fridu, Old Norse frithr peace, Gothic gafrithon to reconcile, Old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frankpledge — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English frankplegge, fraunkplegge, from Anglo French fraunc plege (intended as translation of Middle English friborg, alteration influenced by Middle English fri, fre free of assumed Old English frithborh), from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Anglo-Saxon Church —     The Anglo Saxon Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Anglo Saxon Church     I. ANGLO SAXON OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN     The word Anglo Saxon is used as a collective name for those Teutonic settlers the foundation stock of the English race… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • thirdborough — ˈthərdˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English thridborro, probably by folk etymology (influence of Middle English thirde, thridde, thrid third) from frithborg frankpledge more at frithborh : a former English peace officer especially of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frithborgh — noun see frithborh …   Useful english dictionary

  • friborgh — friborgh, burgh see frithborh, Hist …   Useful english dictionary

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