headborough


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headborough

(ˈhɛdbʌrə)
n
(Law) English law a petty constable
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Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on Wednesday June 8: Chelsea Fraser, 28, of Headborough Road, Stoke Heath, admitted stealing clothing, jewellery and cosmetics worth PS129 from Marks & Spencer.
The Whig theory of government is that Kings exist for the people, and not the people for Kings; that the right of a King is divine in no other sense than that in which the right of a member of Parliament, of a judge, of a juryman, of a mayor, of a headborough, is divine; that, while the chief magistrate governs according to law, he ought to be obeyed and reverenced; that, when he violates the law, he ought to be withstood; and that, when he violates the law grossly, systematically, and pertinaciously, he ought to be deposed.
Leadin prices were PS135 from Monahan, South Headborough Farm; PS134 from Gethin, Cnwcymorfil; PS128 from Reed & Co, Upper Scolton and also Slater, Upper Colston Farm; PS125 Jenkins, Woodpark and PS115.50 for cull rams from Bowen, Gwyndy.
The position of constable originated from the old manorial position of headborough or tithingman.
(59) Landless freemen banded together into tythings (groups of ten men) and elected a representative headborough or tythingman to gain the protection of the king's law.
Conor O'Farrell is a young rider with a future, and he was seen to good effect in the first leg when going from last-to-first on Headborough Lass in the opening fillies' maiden.
The couple, who are members of the Headborough Syndicate, popped the bubbly - the expensive stuff of course - and raised a glass or two to good fortune.
This goes back to the medieval 'headborough' and the parish constable, unwillingly elected but with the authority to call on all his neighbours to assist him in pursuit and arrest.
When she storms off to find the Headborough to come and arrest him, Toby sings to himself and then falls asleep.
And worth a thousand of your headborough's lanterns.
Verges, a headborough. An elderly, bumbling man and a great admirer of his superior, the constable, he seconds the latter in all matters.
Alexandru-Samson Gorjan, 18, of Headborough Road, Stoke Heath, Coventry, was convicted in his absence of failing to notify the DVLA of a vehicle transfer.