foud

noun \ˈfəu̇d\
variants: or

fowd

\ˈfəu̇d\

Definition of foud

plural

-s

  1. :  a magistrate, sheriff, or bailiff in the Orkney, Shetland, and Faroe islands

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Origin and Etymology of foud

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


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