Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Sax. Peace, security or protection. This word occurs in many compound terms used in Anglo-Saxon law.
    —Frithborg. Frank-pledge. Cowell.
    —Frith-bote. A satisfaction or fine for a breach of the peace.
    —Frithbreach. The breaking of the peace.
    —Frithgar. The year of jubilee, or of meeting for peace and friendship.
    —Frith-gilda. Guildhall; a company or fraternity fur the maintenance of peace and security ; also a fine for breach of the peace. Jacob.
    — Frithman. A member of a company or fraternity.
    —Frithsocne. Surety of defense. Jurisdiction of the peace. The franchise of preserving the peace. Also spelled "fnthaohen."
    —Frithsplot. A spot or plot of land, encircling some stone, tree, or well, considered sacred, and therefore affording sanctuary to criminals.
    —Frithstool. The stool of peace. A stool or chair placed in a church or cathedral, and which was the symbol and place of sanctuary to those who fled to it and reached it.