Definition of hoghenhine in English:

hoghenhine

noun

Law
historical
  • A person who has stayed in a household for three nights, and so becomes the legal responsibility of the host; a member of a household; a dependant.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Cowell (1554–1611), civil lawyer. From early Middle English aȝen hine (also oȝen hine), lit. ‘own servant’, member of one's own household from own + hine, variant of hind, via representations of this early Middle English phrase in Latin and Anglo-Norman texts.

Pronunciation

hoghenhine

/hɒɡ(ə)nhʌɪn/