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

    A society of men. The Saxons ranked men into three classes, and valued them, as to satisfaction for injuries, etc., according to their class. The highest class were valued at 1,200s., and were called "tioelf hindmen;" the middle class at 600s., and calied "sexhindmen;" the lowest at 200s., called "twyhindmen." Their wives were termed "hindas." Brompt. Leg. Alfred, c. 12.