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

    A pledge; a frank pledge.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Saxon law. A hand pledge; a name given to the nine pledges in a decennary or friborg; the tenth or chief, being called "Headborow," (q. vt) So called as being an inferior pledge to the chief. Spelman.