Definition of Thegnhood. Meaning of Thegnhood. Synonyms of Thegnhood

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Definition of Thegnhood

Thegnhood
Thegnhood Thegn"hood, n. Thanehood. --E. A. Freeman.

Meaning of Thegnhood from wikipedia

- The thegn became a member of a territorial nobility, and the dignity of thegnhood was attainable by those who fulfilled certain conditions. The nobility...
- itself had, in its turn, grown out of an earlier and more primitive "thegnhood", and among the most eminent and powerful of the king's thegns were his...
- requirements of wealth and service by which once a ceorl could rise to thegnhood: "And if a ceorl prospered, that he possessed fully five hides of land...
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