verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun
(in Anglo-Saxon law)
- a fine imposed by a king or lord on a subject who committed a serious crime.
- 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.
Origin of wite1
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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Ye may thank your stars, Jack, that ye hae ne'er been guilty o' the foul things that he's wyted wi'.Ringan Gilhaize