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wyte

[wahyt]Chiefly Scot.
verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun
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wite

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or wyte

[wahyt]
noun
  1. (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.
  2. Chiefly Scot. responsibility for a crime, fault, or misfortune; blame.
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verb (used with object), wit·ed, wit·ing.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of wyte

  • Ye haena sae muckle to be ashamet o' as I hae, sir: it was a' my wyte!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • The laidy 'as came, Miss Gloria, and she sent me to tell you to wyte 'ere for 'er a minute.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • My niece will wyte on people of doubtful conduck over my dead corpse.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • Gin he dinna something o' ye yet, it'll be your wyte, no his, I'm thinkin'.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • I wadna like to wyte an innocent neighbour wi' violence—No answer?

    The Black Dwarf

    Sir Walter Scott