heregeld

noun
he·​re·​geld | \ ˈherəˌgeld, -ˌye- \
plural -s

Definition of heregeld

1 : danegeld
2 [Middle English (Scots dialect) heregeld, hereyeld, hereʒeld, probably from Old English heregeld] old Scots law : a due or payment corresponding to the English heriot

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History and Etymology for heregeld

Old English heregeld, heregild, from here army + gield, geld, gild payment, tribute

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“Heregeld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heregeld. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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