Hundred: 1) Anglo Saxon institution. Subdivision of a shire. Theoretically equals one hundred hides but hardly ever. Generally has their own court which meets monthly to handle civil and criminal law. In Danish is called a wapentakes (weapons taking?).
   (MEDIEV-L. <a href="">Medieval Terms</a>)

2) Subdivision of the shire based on groups of estates adding up to 100 hides: probably artifically imposed in Midlands 900-939, but in the south based on older units.
   (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England, 214)

3) An administrative sub-division of the shire, embracing several vills, and having a court to which men of the hundred owed suit at regular intervals.
   (Warren, W.L. Henry II, 635)

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