Definitions

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  • n. A tax paid on each hide of land; hidage.
  • n. A fine paid in lien of a flogging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Anglo-Saxon law, a tax paid on every hide of land.

Etymologies

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From Old English hīdġield ("a tax paid on each hide of land"), equivalent to hide (“measure of land”) +‎ geld.

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From Old English hȳdġyld, hȳdġield ("a fine to buy one out of receiving a flogging", literally "a payment to save one's skin"), equivalent to hide (“skin”) +‎ geld.

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