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noun 
  1. (archaic) In Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law, a reparational payment usually demanded of a person guilty of homicide or other serious crimes.
Etymology: (term, wargeld, lang=enm), from (term, ergeld, lang=ang), compound of (term, er, , man, lang=ang), + (term, geld, , payment, lang=ang).


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