from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of wergeld.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of wergeld.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The price of a man's head; a compensation paid of a man killed, partly to the king for the loss of a subject, partly to the lord of a vassal, and partly to the next of kin. It was paid by the murderer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See wergild.


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    March 7, 2007