Meaning of angild in English:


Pronunciation /ˈanɡɪld/


historical Law
  • Payment in compensation for loss, damage, or injury, especially when based on a calculated value assigned to a person or thing. Also (in historical use): the value assigned to a person or thing, to which such payment corresponds.


Old English; earliest use found in Royal Charter: Coenwulf of Mercia to Archbishop Wulfred. Probably from one + the base of yield or yield; compare the similarly-formed Old English āngilde (adjective) payable by simple compensation.