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Ealdorman

Definition of the noun Ealdorman

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noun

  1. the chief magistrate of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England

Explanation

Ealdorman: An ealdorman is the term used for a high-ranking royal official and prior magistrate of an Anglo-Saxon shire or group of shires from about the ninth century to the time of King Cnut. The term ealdorman was rendered in Latin as dux in early West Saxon charters, and as præfectus. In the Life of King Alfred by the Welsh bishop Asser, the Latin equivalent is comes. As the chief magistrate of a shire or group of shires in Anglo-Saxon England, he commanded the army of the shire and districts under his control on behalf of the king.

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Google previewThe History of the Anglo-Saxons. By Sharon Turner, F.A.S. Vol. 1 [-2] (1807)

The ealdorman is a title which occurs perpetually in the Saxon Chronicle ...

Google previewThe history of the Anglo-Saxons from the earliest period to the Norman conquest (1841)

by Sharon Turner

The ealdorman is a title which occurs perpetually in the Saxon Chronicle. The eorl is a dignity recognised in our earliest laws. It appears in those of Ethelbert, who died in 616, where offences in the tune and against the birele of an eorl are ...

Google previewThe History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Aerliest Period to the Norman Conquest (1840)

by Sharon Turner

The ealdorman is a title which occurs perpetually in the Saxon Chronicle. - The eorl is a dignity recognised in our earliest laws. Itappears in those of Ethelbert, who died in 616, where offences in the tune and against the birele of an eorl are ...

Google previewThe History of the Anglo-Saxons (1820)

Comprising the History of England from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest by Sharon Turner

The ealdorman is a title which occurs -o- perpetually in the Saxon Chronicle. THE EoRL is a dignity recognised in our Eorl. earliest laws. It appears in those of Ethelbert, who died in 616, where offences in the tune and against the birele of an ...

Google previewBloody British History: Southampton (2012)

by Penny Legg

Ealdorman Wulfheard (an Ealdorman is a highranking official charged with command of the army in place of the king) fought at Southampton against the crews of thirtythree ships, made a great slaughter there and had the victory ...' Peace was ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The ealdorman is a title which occurs perpetually in the Saxon Chronicle.” ALDERMAN, in modern British policy, is a magistrate subordinate to the lord mayor of a city or town corporate. The number of these magistrates is not limited, but is ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1889)

by Sir Leslie Stephen

ealdorman of East Anglia, son of /Ethelred (Kemble, Codex Dipt. 338), possibly grandson of ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England (2013)

by Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg

SEANMILLER EALDORMAN. The term beganas thevernacular equivalent ofa range ofLatin titles, suchasprinceps, dux, comes, praefectus.Like themitwas originally applied to highranking men, including some ofroyal birth or quasiregal status, ...

Google previewPolitical Dictionary (1845)

Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal

This word is from the Anglo-Saxon ealdorman or eoldorman. The term ealdorman is composed of ealdor, originally the comparative degree of the adjective eald, 'old, and man; but the word ealdor ...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1845)

by George Long

The term ealdorman is composed of ealdor, originally the comparative degree of the adjective eald, ' old,'

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