plural -s
: a tax formerly imposed by Irish chieftains upon their people for the quartering of soldiers

Word History


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

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“Bonaght.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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