variants or fowd
plural -s
: a magistrate, sheriff, or bailiff in the Orkney, Shetland, and Faroe islands

Word History


Middle English (Scots) fowde, from Old Norse fōguti bailiff, from Middle Low German voget, from Medieval Latin vocatus legal representative, from Latin advocatus advocate

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“Foud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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