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[wahyt] /waɪt/ Chiefly Scot.
verb, wyted, wyting, noun
wite1 .


or wyte

[wahyt] /waɪt/
  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.
Chiefly Scot. responsibility for a crime, fault, or misfortune; blame.
verb (used with object), wited, witing.
Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.
Origin of wite1
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And sayis, that hir dochter had the wyte of all hir wickit wissing, and wissing she had nevir beene borne.

  • My niece will wyte on people of doubtful conduck over my dead corpse.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • The laidy 'as came, Miss Gloria, and she sent me to tell you to wyte 'ere for 'er a minute.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Gin he dinna something o' ye yet, it'll be your wyte, no his, I'm thinkin'.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I s' gang doon to Lucky Leary's, and fill mysel' roarin' fou, an' it'll be a' your wyte (blame).'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • And ye are to remember I wad bear the wyte for 't, for naebody but our two sel's should ken the truth.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • I wadna like to wyte an innocent neighbour wi' violence—No answer?

    The Black Dwarf Sir Walter Scott
  • They're sure to get wind of ye, sure to seek ye, and by my way of it, sure to lay on ye the wyte of this day's accident.

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Ye haena sae muckle to be ashamet o' as I hae, sir: it was a' my wyte!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Of which men schulden gladly herken and enquere with al here herte, to wyte, what is penitence, and whens is cleped penitence?

    The English Novel Sidney Lanier

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