Complete Definition of "wergeld"

English

Alternative spellings
weregeld
weregild
wergild

Etymology
ME. term|wargeld|langenm, from OE. term|Æ¿ergeld|langang, compound of term|Æ¿er||man|langang, + term|geld||payment|langang.

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic In Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law, a reparational payment usually demanded of a person guilty of homicide or other serious crimes.

See also
pedialite|Wergild

Category:Indo-European root *wī-ro-

ru:wergeld
vi:wergeld

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