Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as blood-wite.
“To exact the blood-fine was as honourable as to take vengeance.”
“This acceptance of a blood-fine or eric for murder was a great source of scandal to the English, but, as Keating points out in the preface to his history of Ireland written in Irish, it was really a beneficent and logical institution, made necessary by the number of tribes into which Ireland was divided.”
“The payment of the blood-fine by the whole family of the murderer was considered necessary to allay the vengeance and anger of the family of the murdered man within the same area of relationship.”
“In the event of his incurring a blood-fine, his father would presumably be obliged to pay it out of the patrimony; and when exaction of such penalties passed into the hands of a court, exception would hardly be made for long on behalf of the fine for murder over penalties for other crimes coming before the court.”
“This view of the source of their recognition as members of the kindred responsible for the blood-fine in Wales is confirmed by a statement in the”
“And let Caoilte son of Ronan give us the blood-fine for him now," they said.”
“No one before me ever gave a blood-fine for a man killed in battle, and I will not give it," said Finn.”
“They might accept pecuniary compensation, the blood-fine, or they might not, as in Homer's time.”
“Nor shall Lyting have any atonement for his wounds, but on the other hand, he shall pay the full blood-fine for Hauskuld. ”
“Basque, German, and Celtic words stood (the blood-fine, the scale of money -- reparation for injury, division of society into "hundreds," the”
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