thirdborough

noun
third·​borough

Definition of thirdborough

: a former English peace officer especially of a tithing

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History and Etymology for thirdborough

Middle English thridborro, probably by folk etymology (influence of Middle English thirde, thridde, thrid third) from frithborg frankpledge

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“Thirdborough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirdborough. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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