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n- The head person of a tithing.

Usage examples (5)
  • And no man could change his habitation without a warrant or certificate from the borsholder of the tithing to which he formerly belonged.
  • If he fled, either before or after finding sureties, the borsholder and decennary became liable to inquiry, and were exposed to the penalties of law.
  • The borsholder summoned together his whole decennary to assist him in deciding any lesser differences which occurred among the members of this small community.
  • When any person, in any tithing or decennary, was guilty of a crime, the borsholder was summoned to answer for him; and if he were not willing to be surety for his... for more
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