Hundred

(redirected from hundreds of)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Hundred

A political subdivision in old England.

Under the Saxons, each shire or county in England was divided into a number of hundreds, which were made up of ten tithings each. The tithings were groups of ten families of freeholders. The hundred was governed by a high constable and had its own local court called the Hundred Court. The most remarkable feature of the hundred was the collective responsibility of all the inhabitants for the crimes or defaults of any individual member.

HUNDRED, Eng. law. A district of country originally comprehending one hundred families. In many cases, when an offence is committed within the hundred, the inhabitants tire civilly responsible to the party injured.
     2. This rule was probably borrowed from the nations of German origin, where it was known. Montesq. Esp. des Lois, ]iv. 30, c. 17. It was established by Clotaire, among the Franks. 11 Toull. n. 237.
     3. To make the innocent pay for the guilty, seems to be contrary to the first principles of justice, and can be justified only by necessity. In some of the United States laws have been passed making cities or counties responsible for, the destruction of property by a mob. This can be justified only on the ground that it is the interest of every one that property should be protected, and that it is for the general good such laws should exist.

References in periodicals archive ?
Sure, but it's going to be awfully tough to top the hundreds of millions of dollars the high school dropout saved Los Angeles these past 18 years.
By the time the gold mine is ready to close, it can have excavated a pit as much as a mile across and half a mile deep, leaving behind acres of processed ore heaps and hundreds of millions of tons of waste rock, overburden, and tailings.
While one ream of paper may be relatively easy to hide in a sack of potatoes, hundreds of them being smuggled, week after week, from rendezvous to hideout, would become nearly impossible to disguise.
But not even Carrie and her friends imagined their efforts could one day reach overseas to touch hundreds of hospitalized servicemen and servicewomen starting on their rehabilitation.
It is not likely that any of the hundreds of thousands of secret police criminals will ever be brought to trial.
In addition to providing access to the industry-leading online MSDS database, and MSDS management and deployment tools, MSDSonline now offers on-demand access to hundreds of industrial safety training and compliance tools, including:
The hundreds of thousands of votes that were not cast could be significant in many races throughout Los Angeles County and could result in runoffs,'' Gomez wrote.
Broadcasters rely on the MediaLibrary product family for hundreds of terabytes of centralized media storage supporting television program production, multichannel broadcasting and archiving.
Chairman Manzullo has stated that these proposed regulations would have "a devastating impact on the hundreds of small qualified intermediary businesses in this industry and increase costs for investors.
Last year, Dixon's class helped restore hundreds of computers distributed to about 60 elementary, middle and high schools.
EnerNOC's highly automated systems and processes enable it to rapidly and efficiently manage hundreds of distributed resources for multiple concurrent events across the country.
Authorities said the toll was rounded out by nine other deaths in Guerrero and 19 in neighboring Oaxaca state, where the hurricane began its march up hundreds of miles of seaboard on Wednesday.