angild

noun
plural -s

Definition of angild

: 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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First Known Use of angild

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angild

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

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“Angild.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angild. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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