One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sergeant or bailiff; an apparitor. Now historical.
Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin ringillus sergeant, also ringeldus, ringildus, ringoldus (frequently from 1315 in British sources) and its etymon Welsh rhingyll, of unknown origin. Compare earlier ringildie and ringildship, and also ringildry.
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