spear penny

noun

Definition of spear penny

: an exaction paid under ancient Welsh law to an injured person by a wrongdoer

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History and Etymology for spear penny

translation of Welsh ceiniog baladr

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“Spear penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spear%20penny. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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