heregeld

noun he·re·geld \ˈherəˌgeld, -ˌye-\

Definition of heregeld

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  danegeld

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of heregeld

Old English heregeld, heregild, from here army + gield, geld, gild payment, tribute — more at harry, geld


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