angild

noun

Definition of angild

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of angild

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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