- 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.
Origin of wite1
Definition for wites (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for wites
Very easy therefore is the transition from a right to wites to such jurisdiction as the feudal lord enjoys.
Other crimes became punishable by fines which took the place of wites.
Being a grant of wites, it will not extend to the bootless the unemendable crimes.