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Ealdorman meaning

Ealdorman - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. An alderman.

Ealdorman - examples of usage

  1. If he be an ealdorman, let him forfeit his shire, unless the king be pleased to show him mercy. - "Anglo-Saxon Literature", John Earle.
  2. If a man fights before a king's ealdorman in the gemot, let him make bot with wer and wite as it may be right; and before this 120s. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  3. If a man from one holdgetael wishs to seek a lord in another holdgetael, let him do it with the knowledge of the ealdorman whom he before followed in his shire. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
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