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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
30 words

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

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
60 words

Community apprehension of wrongdoer during or shortly after his *crime. This legal norm, which was important in England and ...

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
30 words

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....

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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

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