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1. grith n.

110 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) The peace of a nation or society, law and order; fig. the peace resulting from the observation of God's will; breken (fordon) grith, to disturb the peace, break the law; holden (maken, setten)

2. hā̆m-fāre n.

Additional spellings: hamfare
6 quotations in 1 sense
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Law = hamsokne.

3. hang-wīte n.

Additional spellings: hangwite
7 quotations in 1 sense
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Law The right to impose a fine for hanging a culprit without legal trial; also, an acquittance of amercement for such an offense.

4. orest(e n.

Additional spellings: oreste
7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Combat, struggle; (b) law the right of jurisdiction over cases involving trial by combat; (c) by misunderstanding of (b): the liberty of entering woods or lands; (d) by false etymologizing [cp. or

5. rē̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: reste
281 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Rest due to sleep; repose; slumber; -- also pl.; at (in, on) rest, at rest, asleep; oute of rest, out of sleep; (b) the repose of the grave, death; rest of the ded, repose of death; at rest, dead…

6. strō̆nd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: stronde
76 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Land abutting on the sea, a river, or other body of water, a shore, bank, coast; also fig.; bi strete and strond, in lond in (and) strond, in every place; (b) in cpds. & combs.: forest strond, a…

7. ward-penī n.

Additional spellings: wardpeni
25 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) A customary rent, required of individual and corporate tenants or assessed on units of land by a feudal superior or the crown, in some instances conceived as a payment in commutation of guard…