tithingman

Tithingman

Tith"ing*man\, n.; pl. Tithingmen. 1. (O. Eng. Law) The chief man of a tithing; a headborough; one elected to preside over the tithing.

2. (Law) A peace officer; an under constable.

3. A parish officer elected annually to preserve good order in the church during divine service, to make complaint of any disorderly conduct, and to enforce the observance of the Sabbath. [Local, U. S.]
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