noun Old English Law.
Origin of frankpledge
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Historical Examples of frankpledge
The system of frankpledge prevailed in some English boroughs.
Mr. Gammon swore by Frankpledge, who had been at school with him, and was a "rising man."Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.
The servants of the Crown were not, as now, bound in frankpledge for each other.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
But the history of the frankpledge proper begins not earlier than the time of the Norman Conquest.
The machinery of the frankpledge was probably used by Henry II.