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thanage

[they-nij]
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noun
  1. the tenure by which lands were held by a thane.
  2. the land so held.
  3. the office, rank, or jurisdiction of a thane.
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Origin of thanage

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Anglo-Latin word thanāgium. See thane, -age
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Word Origin and History for thanage

n.

c.1400, from Anglo-French thaynage (c.1300), from English thane + Old French suffix -age (see -age).

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