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wite1

or wyte

[wahyt] /waɪt/
noun
1.
  1. a fine imposed by a king or lord on a subject who committed a serious crime.
  2. a fee demanded for granting a special privilege.
2.
Chiefly Scot. responsibility for a crime, fault, or misfortune; blame.
verb (used with object), wited, witing.
3.
Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.
Origin of wite1
900
before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English wīte penalty; cognate with Old High German wīzi, Old Norse vīti; (v.) Middle English witen, Old English wītan to blame

wite2

[wahyt] /waɪt/
verb
1.
a present plural of wit2 .
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