The wapentake of Bulmer is, as respects minute and accurate information, part of the terra incognita of Yorkshire.
The "Trithing" was a Danish institution, so also was the wapentake.
This fourth was the wapentake, clearly visible in the light of the torch.
Beside one smaller estate there are in this wapentake three manors.
The union of marks formed a wapentake (Vopnatak), from the custom of touching the chief's spear in token of fealty.
The origin of the wapentake is woepenge-toc, woepentac, from the Icelandic vapnatak.
"I am a man of the north country, from the town of Beverley and the wapentake of Holderness," he answered.
We believe that even the word "wapentake" has changed its meaning.
The wapentake passed through it, then the men, then the second torch.
On a sign from the sheriff, the justice of the quorum and the wapentake advanced.
division of certain English counties (equivalent to a hundred in other places), Old English wæpengetæc, from Old Norse vapnatak, from vapna, genitive plural of vapn "weapon" (see weapon) + tak "touching," from taka "to take, grasp." Perhaps it originally was an armed muster with inspection of weapons, or else an assembly where consent was expressed by brandishing swords and spears.