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Definition of borsholder

Borsholder
Borsholder Bors"hold`er, n. [OE. borsolder; prob. fr. AS. borg, gen. borges, pledge + ealdor elder. See Borrow, and Elder, a.] (Eng. Law) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the headborough; a parish constable. --Spelman.
borsholder
Headborough Head"bor*ough, Headborrow Head"bor*row n. 1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder. [Eng.] --Blackstone. 2. (Modern Law) A petty constable. [Eng.]

Meaning of borsholder from wikipedia

- In English law, the term headborough, head-borough, borough-head, borrowhead, or chief pledge, referred historically to the head of the legal, administrative...
- privileged town); their equivalent to the tithingman was therefore a borsholder, borough-holder or headborough. The Norman Conquest introduced the feudal...
- Chart was in the area now called Pizien Well and a mace called the Dumb Borsholder, now hanging in the Church, is ****ociated with this manor. A right to...
- individuals of the tithing. In some counties the headborough was called "Borsholder", but the whole of Mr Viner's duties in regard to this office are transferred...
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