HEADBOROUGH, n. hed'burro. In England, formerly, the chief of a frank-pledge, tithing or decennary, consisting of ten families; called in some counties, borsholder, that is, borough;s elder, and sometimes tithing man.
HEAD'BOR-OUGH, n. [hed'burro.]
In England, formerly, borough's elder, and sometimes tithing man. Blackstone.
- The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or
decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also
borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and
sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder.
- A petty