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Antrustions

The chief followers of the Frankish kings, who were specially trusty to them. (Old German, tröst, trust, fidelity.)

“None but the king could have antrustions.” —Stubbs: Constitutional History.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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