Meaning of frankpledge
Pronunciation: (frangk'plej"), [key]
— n. Old Eng. Law.
- a system of dividing a community into tithings or groups of ten men, each member of which was responsible for the conduct of the other members of his group and for the assurance that a member charged with a breach of the law would be produced at court.
- a member of a tithing.
- the tithing itself.