plural -s
: a compensation in Anglo-Saxon times made in a single payment at a fixed valuation for a given injury to person or property

Word History


Old English āngilde, āngylde, from ān one + -gilde, -gylde (akin to gieldan to pay for, reward, serve, punish)

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angild was before the 12th century

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“Angild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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