woodgeld

noun

: money paid in feudal times for the privilege of gathering or cutting wood in a forest
also : immunity from this payment granted by the king

Word History

Etymology

Middle English wodegeld, from wode wood + geld tax, from Old English gield, geld

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“Woodgeld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodgeld. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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