wyte

[wahyt]Chiefly Scot.

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.
verb (used with object), wit·ed, wit·ing.
  1. Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.

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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Examples from the Web for wyted

Historical Examples of wyted

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