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  • n. A sum paid to a lord as a pecuniary compensation for killing his vassal, servant, or tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sum paid to a lord as a pecuniary compensation for killing his man (that is, his vassal, servant, or tenant).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old law, a compensation or recompense, made in money, for the killing of a man: usually due to the lord of the slain person.

Etymologies

From Old English manbōt ("fine paid to the lord of a slain man or vassal"), equivalent of man +‎ bote. (Wiktionary)

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