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Riding [of Yorkshire]

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Same as trithing in Lincolnshire; the jurisdiction of a third part of a county, under the government of a reeve (sheriff). The word ding or thing is Scandinavian, and means a legislative assembly; hence the great national diet of Norway is still called a stor-thing (great legislative assembly), and its two chambers are the lag-thing (law assembly) and the odels-thing (freeholdersʹ assembly). Kent was divided into laths, Sussex into rapes, Lincoln into parts. The person who presided over a trithing was called the trithing-man; he who presided in the lath was called a lath-grieve.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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