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grith

[grith] /grɪθ/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
protection or asylum for a limited period of time, as under church or crown.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Old Norse grith asylum, protection (as in a home)
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grith

/ɡrɪθ/
noun
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
Word Origin
Old English grith; related to Old Norse grith home
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