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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mulct or fine imposed on a person for disturbing the peace with a fight or quarrel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old law, a fine imposed for disturbing the peace by a quarrel.

Etymologies

fight +‎ wite (Wiktionary)

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