DECENNARY

Definition of DECENNARY in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECENNARY

A tithing, composed of ten neigh. boring families. 1 Reeve, Eng.Law, 13; 1 131. Comm. 114.

King Alfred, for the better preservation of the peace, divided England into counties, the counties into hundreds, and the hundreds into tithings or deceRnaries : the inhabitants whereof, living together, were sureties or pledges for each other's good behavior.

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