Orfgild Orf"gild`, n. [AS. orf, yrfe, cattle, property + gild, gield, money, fine.] (O. Eng. Law) Restitution for cattle; a penalty for taking away cattle. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • orfgild — /orfgild/ In Saxon law, the price or value of a beast. A payment for a beast. The payment or forfeiture of a beast. A penalty for taking away cattle …   Black's law dictionary

  • orfgild — orf·gild …   English syllables

  • orfgild — A compensation for, or a restoration of, property taken away, and applied particularly to cattle …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • orfgild — ˈȯrfˌgild noun ( s) Etymology: Old English orf cattle + gield, geld, gild tax, tribute; akin to Old English ierfe inheritance more at orphan, geld : a fine imposed for taking away cattle and payable under old English law by the hundred to which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • GELDUM sive GILDUM — GELDUM, sive GILDUM vox Saxonica, solutio, praestatio, vectigal, tributum. Item mulcta Iudiciaria, compensatio delicti et pretium rei. Capitulare 3. An. Quicquid involavit, novem geldos componere faciat etc. Unde Wergeldum, quasi valor seu… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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