presentment of Englishry. Hist. The offering of proof that a slain person was English rather than (before the Conquest) a Dane or (after the Conquest) a Norman. • This requirement was issued first by the conquering Danes and then by the Normans to protect these groups from the English by the threat of a village- or hundred-wide amercement if the inhabitants failed to prove that a dead person found among them was English.

[Blacks Law 8th]