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verb 
  1. (obsolete) To command; to possess or own.
  2. (context, obsolete, except in Scots) To control, to guide or manage.
  3. To handle with skill and ease, especially of a weapon or tool.
  4. To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.
Etymology: From wealdan, from (Ger.)
  • walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vílla.



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