Weregild

What is Weregild?

Weregild definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
(in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries)
money paid to the relatives of a murder victim in compensation for loss and to prevent a blood feud.
the amount of money fixed as compensation for the murder or disablement of a person, computed on the basis of rank.

 

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