noun man·bote \ˈmanˌbōt\
variants: less commonly



Definition of manbote



  1. :  a sum paid under Old English law to a lord as compensation for killing his man; also :  similar compensation paid to the relatives of a murdered man

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Origin and Etymology of manbote

Old English manbōt, from man + -bōt compensation — more at boot

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to criticize severely

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