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 Frank.Frankeleynes Tale, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Frank Pledge.
Neighbours bound for each other’s good conduct. Hallam says every ten men in a village were answerable for each other, and if one of them committed an offence the other nine were bound to make reparation. The word means the security given by Franklins or free-men.   1

 Frank.Frankeleynes Tale, 

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