Definitions for wapentakeˈwɒp ənˌteɪk, ˈwæp-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wap•en•takeˈwɒp ənˌteɪk, ˈwæp-(n.)

  1. (formerly, in N England and the Midlands) a subdivision of a shire or county corresponding to the historical hundred of other counties.

    Category: Government

Origin of wapentake:

bef. 1000; ME < ON vāpnatak (cf. OE wǣpen-getæc) show of weapons at public voting =vāpna (gen. pl. of vāpnweapon ) +tak taking; see take


  1. wapentake(Noun)

    An administrative subdivision in northern English counties, developed under Norse influence, and corresponding to hundreds in the rest of England.

  2. Origin: wæpengetæc, from vápnatak, from vápn + taka.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wapentake(noun)

    in some northern counties of England, a division, or district, answering to the hundred in other counties. Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire are divided into wapentakes, instead of hundreds


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