: peace, security, or sanctuary imposed or guaranteed in early medieval England under various special conditions

Word History


Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse, security

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grith was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near grith

Cite this Entry

“Grith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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