- the system in old English law which made each man in a tithing responsible for the actions of other members
- a member under this system
- the tithing
Origin of frankpledgeMiddle English frank-plege ; from Anglo-French fraunc plege (see frank and amp; pledge): probably origin, originally a mistranslation of Old English frith-borh, literally , peace pledge
- An Anglo-Saxon legal system in which units or tithings composed of ten households were formed, in each of which members were held responsible for one another's conduct.
- A member of a unit in frankpledge.
Origin of frankpledgeMiddle English frankplegge, from Anglo-Norman frauncpledge : Old French franc, free, frank; see frank1 + Old French plege, pledge; see pledge.
- A legal system, based on tithings, in Anglo-Saxon England, in which members were held responsible for each other's conduct
- A member of such a tithing