angilde 2 'to be compensated for', oegilde 'receiving no wergild
as compensation', andergilde 'in repayment, in compensation'
10) See CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, supra note 5, at 28 ("If anyone kill a man who is in the act of thieving, he is to lie without wergild
Social control emphasizes education, cleansing the offender of their wrongdoing, and making reparation to the victim, their family and clan "bearing marked resemblance to the old Teutonic wergild
, or 'blood money.
Its author Diane Wergild
feels the poem was the only peaceful way to vent the anger of residents who say the authorities were warned that Lois was in danger months before.
Maybe LEDGIER, RIDGELS, or WERGILD
is a word that can be played.
A thousand years ago, the Anglo Saxon tribes who inhabited these isles operated a system called Wergild
by which the penalty for a crime was determined by the social status of the victim.