How to use wergild in a sentence
If one fellow killed another, he was to pay the legal weregild to his kindred, and also eight pounds to the society.
Thorgeir was outlawed, but for Thormod was taken weregild, and he to be quit.
I knew that no weregild, as the Saxon calls it, would be enough to save me from the Cornishman.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
So the case was settled by umpiredom, and heavy weregild came for the slayings, and Thorbiorn Earl's-champion was outlawed.
It seemed as if the old practice of the weregild (see p. 32) had been unexpectedly revived.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.