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Meaning of HEADBOROUGH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Head"bor*ough\, Headborrow \Head"bor*row\ n.
1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary,
   consisting of ten families; -- called also {borsholder},
   {boroughhead}, {boroughholder}, and sometimes
   {tithingman}. See {Borsholder}. [Eng.] --Blackstone.

2. (Modern Law) A petty constable. [Eng.]

 

 

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