\hˈʌndɹɪdˌɔːz], \hˈʌndɹɪdˌɔːz], \h_ˈʌ_n_d_ɹ_ɪ_d_ˌɔː_z]\
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In English law. The inhabitants or freeholders of a hundred, ancientlythe suitors or judges of the hundred court. Persons impaneled or fit to be impaneledupon juries, dwelling within the hundred where the cause of action arose.Cromp. Jur. 217. It was formerly necessary to have some of these upon every panel ofjurors. 3 Bl. Comm. 359, 3G0; 4 Steph. Comm. 370.The term "hundredor" was also used to signify the officer who had the jurisdiction ofa hundred, and held the hundred court, and sometimes the bailiff of a hundred. Termes de la Ley; Cowell.
By Henry Campbell Black
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.24.
By John Bouvier
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