friborg

See also: Friborg

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English friborh, from fri (peace) + borh, borg (pledge), akin to English borrow. The first part of the word was confused with free and the last part with borough.

NounEdit

friborg (plural friborgs)

  1. (historical, law, Britain) The pledge and tithing, afterwards called by the Normans frankpledge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for friborg in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)