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TITHING-MAN Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Saxon law. Tills was the name of the head or chief of a decennary. In modern English law, he is the same as an under-coustable or peace-of- ficer. In modern law. A constable. “After the Introduction of justices of the peace, the offices of constable and tilliing-man became so similar that we now regard them as pre- cisely the same.” Willc. Const. Introd In New England. A parish officer annually elected to preserve good order in the church during divine service, and to make complaint of any disorderly conduct. Web- ster.


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