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[wahyt]Chiefly Scot.
verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun
  1. wite1.
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or wyte

  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 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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Historical Examples

  • Ye may thank your stars, Jack, that ye hae ne'er been guilty o' the foul things that he's wyted wi'.

    Ringan Gilhaize

    John Galt