Fihtwite


Fihtwite
A fine, i.e. a *wite, for fighting. In *LHP, the Latin was fightwita and was considered a relatively minor offence, punishable by the offender's lord. -

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  • Forsteal — An offence mentioned in *DB relating the laws of the city of Chester. It meant violent affray in the streets. The penalty was a fine of £4 if committed on a feast day or a Sunday; on other days the fine was 40s. Cf. Fihtwite, Forestel; Hamfare;… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Leyrwite — The fine and/or offence of fornication. In *LHP the offence is known in Latin as legerwita and is considered one of the minor offences (minora forisfacta) like *fihtwite. The jurisdiction for such offences was with the offender s lord, assuming… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Lairwite — The fine and/or offence of fornication. In *LHP the offence is known in Latin as legerwita and is considered one of the minor offences (minora forisfacta) like *fihtwite. The jurisdiction for such offences was with the offender s lord, assuming… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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