- a fine imposed by a king or lord on a subject who committed a serious crime.
- a fee demanded for granting a special privilege.
verb (used with object), wit·ed, wit·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for wite
Se eadiga diacon cw, "u ungesliga, as estmettas ic symle gewilnode: h beo me to wuldre, and e to wite."
Slim waist, wite teeth, vary nice eyes—dark—wat you say is best—and nice leetle foot and ankle.'Uncle Silas|J. S. LeFanu
Bi nu wslicor t gehwa is wite and cunne his geleafan, weald hwa a micclan yrme gebidan sceole.
As in some cases the king is entitled to a wite, so in others the wite falls to the bishop.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
You just wite till you see the ballet at Vere Street, Lambeth—we'll knock 'em!'Liza of Lambeth|W. Somerset Maugham