The giving of protection, e.g. the king gave protection to the realm, known as the *'king's peace'. The word was also used of a breach of protection owed. Others, such as a *sheriff, also had the right give the peace in the king's stead. Breaches of the latter, though serious, were liable to a lesser fine. [< OldEngl. mund = trust, protection + byrd = a duty, a charge] -

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  • mundbyrd — f ( e/ a) protection, patronage, help; fine for a breach of the peace …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • mundbyrd, mundeburde — /mandbard/ A receiving into favor and protection …   Black's law dictionary

  • The Anglo-Saxon Church —     The Anglo Saxon Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Anglo Saxon Church     I. ANGLO SAXON OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN     The word Anglo Saxon is used as a collective name for those Teutonic settlers the foundation stock of the English race… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mundbryce — A breach of the king s protection; a breach of duty to guard or protect. [< OldEngl. mund = trust, protection, peace + bryce = breach, infringement] Cf. Mund and Mundbyrd; Grithbreche …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • mundberd — see mundbyrd …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • mundbyre — see mundbyrde dat sing of mundbyrd …   Old to modern English dictionary

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