Bloodwit
Bloodwite Blood"wite`, Bloodwit Blood"wit`, n. [AS. bl[=o]w[=i]te; bl[=o]d blood, + w[=i]te wite, fine.] (Anc. Law) A fine or amercement paid as part of a settlement for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bloodwit — An amercement for bloodshed. The privilege of taking such amercements. A privilege or exemption from paying a fine or amercement assessed for bloodshed …   Black's law dictionary

  • bloodwit — An amercement for bloodshed. The privilege of taking such amercements. A privilege or exemption from paying a fine or amercement assessed for bloodshed …   Black's law dictionary

  • bloodwit — An amercement for bloodshed; (Scotch.) A bloody riot …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bloodwit — noun see bloodwite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bloodwite — Blood wite , Bloodwit Blood wit , n. [AS. bl[=o]w[=i]te; bl[=o]d blood, + w[=i]te wite, fine.] (Anc. Law) A fine or amercement paid as part of a settlement for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Religion and capital punishment — Part of a series on Capital punishment Issues Debate · …   Wikipedia

  • effusio sanguinis — /afyuwz(h)(i)yow saeijgwanas/ In old English law, the shedding of blood; the mulct, fine, wife, or penalty imposed for the shedding of blood, which the king granted to many lords of manors. See bloodwit …   Black's law dictionary

  • effusio sanguinis — /afyuwz(h)(i)yow saeijgwanas/ In old English law, the shedding of blood; the mulct, fine, wife, or penalty imposed for the shedding of blood, which the king granted to many lords of manors. See bloodwit …   Black's law dictionary

  • blodwita — Same as bloodwit …   Ballentine's law 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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