noun orf·gild \ˈȯrfˌgild\

Definition of orfgild



  1. :  a fine imposed for taking away cattle and payable under old English law by the hundred to which the wrongdoer belonged

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Origin and Etymology of orfgild

Old English orf cattle + gield, geld, gild tax, tribute; akin to Old English ierfe inheritance — more at orphan, geld

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