bonaght

noun

bon·​aght
ˈbänəḵt
plural -s
: a tax formerly imposed by Irish chieftains upon their people for the quartering of soldiers

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Irish buannacht, from buanna "billeted soldier, professional soldier, mercenary" (derivative of buan "permanent, lasting") + -acht, noun suffix

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“Bonaght.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonaght. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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