In England they are inhabitants of a local division of a
county, who, by several statutes, are held to be liable in the cases
therein specified, to make good the loss sustained by persons within the
hundred, by robbery or other violence, therein also specified. The
principal of these statutes are, 13 Edw. I. st. 2, c. 1, s. 4; 28 Edw. III.
c. 11; 27 Eliz. c. 13; 29 Car. II. c. 7; 8 Geo. II. c. 16; 22 Geo. II. c.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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