bonaght

noun bon·aght \ˈbänəḵt\

Definition of bonaght

plural

-s

  1. :  a tax formerly imposed by Irish chieftains upon their people for the quartering of soldiers

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Origin and Etymology of bonaght

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


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