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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hundred.
 
A county division mentioned in Domesday Book, and supposed to embrace ten tithings for military and constabulary purposes. If a crime was committed (such as robbery, maiming cattle, stack-burning, etc.), these sureties were bound to make it good, or bring the offender to justice.   1
   Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Durham are divided into “wards” (q.v.).   2
   Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Notts, into “wapentakes” (q.v.). Yorkshire has also a special division, called “ridings” (q.v.).   3
   Kent is divided into five lathes, with subordinate hundreds. (See LATHES.)   4
   Sussex is divided into six rapes (1 syl.), with subordinate hundreds. (See RAPES.)   5
 


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