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Concept of Were

Traditional meaning of were [1] in the Saxon law history: A price; a fine for homicide paid the kia; see AESTIMATIO CAPITIS. Weregild: payment of the were, blood-money; see 4th Book (“Of Public Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 188, 313, 413.

Note: For more information on Saxon Law history, see here.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Were”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term is absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Were.

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  • Article Name: Were
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  • Description: Concept of Were Traditional meaning of were [1] in the Saxon law history: A price; a fine for homicide paid the kia; see [...]

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