Frankpledge Law and Legal Definition
Frankpledge is a legal system, based on tithings, in Anglo-Saxon England, in which members were held responsible for each other's conduct. The essential characteristic was the compulsory sharing of responsibility among persons connected through kinship, or some other kind of tie such as an oath of fealty to a lord or knight.
The following is an example of a case law on frankpledge:
Frankpledge is an Anglo-Saxon system under which each adult male member of a tithing was responsible for the good conduct of the others. [Shaw v. Toshiba Am. Info. Sys., 91 F. Supp. 2d 942, 948 (E.D. Tex. 2000)].