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wite

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or wyte

[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /
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noun
(in Anglo-Saxon law)
  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), wit·ed, wit·ing.
Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.
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Origin of wite

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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

Other definitions for wite (2 of 2)

wite2
[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /

verb
a present plural of wit2.
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