A penalty imposed for the shedding of blood in the *AS period.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • blódwíte — n ( es/ u) blood offering; penalty for bloodshed?; right to exact such a penalty …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • bloodwite — noun also bloodwit ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blōdwīte, from blōd blood + wīte punishment more at wite 1. early English law a …   Useful english dictionary

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