grith

grith

[grith]
noun Chiefly Scot.
protection or asylum for a limited period of time, as under church or crown.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Old Norse grith asylum, protection (as in a home)

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grith (ɡrɪθ)
 
n
1.  English legal history security, peace, or protection, guaranteed either in a certain place, such as a church, or for a period of time
2.  a place of safety or protection
 
[Old English grith; related to Old Norse grith home]

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