wite

1

or wyte

[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /

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

1
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

Definition for wite (2 of 2)

wite2
[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /

verb

a present plural of wit2.
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Example sentences from the Web for wite

  • He looked gloomily in Rostov's face and said: "I am witing to her."

    War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy