from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state or dignity of a thane; thanehood; also, the seignioralty of a thane.
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- noun The state or dignity of a
- noun The
seignioraltyof a thane.
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- noun the position of thane
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Twins were rare, and their birth to this strange outlander couple was considered an omen important enough to secure Sulla the thaneship of a whole group of small tribes.
The First Man in Rome McCullough, Colleen, 1937- 1990
He had advanced to the thaneship of the Theiwar not by hereditary means, but along a wide path cut by murder, deceit, and dark magic.
Stormblade Berberick, Nancy Varian 1988
The diabolical version of a Le Creuset casserole first spews out an epaulet, signaling a thaneship, then a crown, signaling you know what.
"So Oswald," he cried, "I have been looking for you, that I might wish you all good in your thaneship.
"The authority has been in good hands, I know well," Wulf said, "and right heartily do I thank you for having so well filled my place; but I would not take up my thaneship as yet I am but a boy, and have to learn my duties from you, and shall account myself but as your pupil.