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constable

constable  

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One of the great medieval offices of state, derived from comes stabuli, count of the stables. The first lord high constable was a supporter of the Empress Matilda, who made him earl of Hereford. It ...
hue and cry

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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30 words

A parish responsibility, whereby victims of, or witnesses to, a felony had to shout an alarm and all who heard

hue-and-cry

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Community apprehension of wrongdoer during or shortly after his *crime. This legal norm, which was important in England and

hue and cry

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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A parish responsibility, whereby victims of, or witnesses to, a felony had to shout an alarm and all who heard this were obliged to pursue the felon....

hue and cry

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a loud cry calling for the pursuit and capture of a criminal. In former English law, the cry had to be raised by the inhabitants of a hundred in which a robbery had been committed, if they ... More
statute of Winchester

statute of Winchester  

1285.Edward I's reign saw a determination to enforce law and order. After complaining that local people were reluctant to do justice to strangers, the statute (13 Edw. I) declared that each district ...

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