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- n. A hand.
- n. security, granted by a king or earl, the violation of which was punished by a fine (a mundbyrd)
- n. Protection, guardianship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See mun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Anglo-Saxon law, protection; security.
- n. A globe or ball: same as mound.
Old English mund, from Germanic. Cognate with German Mund, Munt ("legal protection"). (Wiktionary)