Freeholder

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OWNER.

Last seen on: –The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Jan 7 2021
The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Dec 17 2020

Random information on the term “Freeholder”:

In New Jersey, a board of chosen freeholders (to be renamed Board of County Commissioners starting January 1, 2021) is the elected county-wide government board in each of the state’s 21 counties. In the five counties that have an elected County Executive, the board of freeholders serves as the county legislature. In the remaining counties, the board of freeholders exercises both executive and legislative functions, often with an appointed county administrator or manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of county government.

New Jersey’s system of naming its county legislative bodies “Boards of Chosen Freeholders” is unique in the United States. The origin of the name can be traced back to a law passed by the General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey on February 28, 1713/14 which stated:

That the Inhabitants of each Town and Precinct, within each County, shall assemble and meet together on the second Tuesday in March yearly and every Year, at the most publick Place of each respective Town and Precinct, and, by the Majority of Voices, choose two Freeholders for every such Town and Precinct for the ensuing Year ; which Freeholders so chosen, or the major Part of them, together with all the Justices of Peace of each respective County, or any three of them (one whereof being of the Quorum) shall meet together… [for the purpose of taking actions related to the construction and maintenance of county courthouses and jails].

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