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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a nominal fee
as in: he`s nominally in charge
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