Weregild (also spelled wergild, wergeld, weregeld, etc.), also known as "man
price", was a value placed on every being and piece of property, for example in
Wergild, also spelled Wergeld, or Weregild, (Old English: “man payment”), in
ancient Germanic law, the amount of compensation paid by a person committing
the value set in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law upon human life in accordance
with rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person.
money paid to the relatives of a murder victim in compensation for loss and to
prevent a blood feud. 3. the amount of money fixed as compensation for the ...
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English dictionary definition of wergild. also wer·gild or were·gild n. In Anglo-
weregild, wergild. (in Anglo-Saxon society) a payment made to the family of a
slain man by his killer or the killer's family as compensation, atonement, and to ...
Another word from this period, which occurs in Beowulf, is “wergild.” Wergild is
the ... The Norton Anthology defines “wergild” as a 'man price.' Beowulf states ...
Oct 13, 2010 ... By Lisa Yarde In the sixth century, King Ethelbert of Kent established the wergild,
or "man-payment", which fixed the amount of compensation a ...
Oct 2, 2011 ... Wergild is one of many forms of a legal tradition that allows a killer to pay money
to the family of the person he murdered in order to stave off ...
faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/123/123 51 Anglo Saxons II.htm
The compensation paid for death or injury was called "wergeld" or "wergild" ("
man-yield"). The price payable often varied according to the wealth or social