verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun
Definition for wyte (2 of 2)
- 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
Examples from the Web for wyte
Next time yer build an 'ouse, daon't forget—it's the foundytions as bears the wyte.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
The laidy 'as came, Miss Gloria, and she sent me to tell you to wyte 'ere for 'er a minute.The Christian|Hall Caine
I wadna like to wyte an innocent neighbour wi' violence—No answer?The Black Dwarf|Sir Walter Scott
And ye are to remember I wad bear the wyte for 't, for naebody but our two sel's should ken the truth.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
I s' gang doon to Lucky Leary's, and fill mysel' roarin' fou, an' it'll be a' your wyte (blame).'Robert Falconer|George MacDonald