Definition of Grith

1. n. Peace; security; agreement.



Definition of Grith

1. Noun. (obsolete) guaranteed security, sanctuary, safe conduct ¹

2. Noun. (historical) security, peace or protection guaranteed in particular instances in Old English law. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) a place of protection, a sanctuary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grith

1. sanctuary for a limited period of time [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grith

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gristers
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gristles
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gristliest
gristliness
gristlinesses
gristly
gristmill
gristmills
grists
grisy
grit
grit one's teeth
grith (current term)
griths
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gritstones
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grittinesses

Literary usage of Grith

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1. Tribal Custom in Anglo-Saxon Law: Being an Essay Supplemental To: (1) The by Frederic Seebohm (1902)
"FRAGMENT ' OF " grith " AND OF " MUND." Having gained from the ' De ... laws refer to the the king maintenance of the rights of the Church as to ' grith ..."

2. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"Besides this there was the grith or special protection under the guarantee of some powerful individual, such as was obtained by commendation. ..."

3. Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History by William Stubbs (1900)
"... military command, as contrasted with one who merely holds a knight'a fee in land. grith, immunity from molestation ; special frith or localised peace. ..."

4. The Germs and Developments of the Laws of England: Embracing the Anglo-Saxon by John M. Stearns (1889)
"Every church is by right in Christ's own " grith," and every Christian man ... And if ever any man henceforth so break God's church-" grith," that he be a ..."

5. A History of Tithes by Henry William Clarke (1894)
"He, like Lambarde, had not seen the Kentish laws or the Church grith law. (5) John Johnson published a " Collection of the Laws and Canons of the Church of ..."

6. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1877)
"I gaf hem grith, seid oure kyng, Thorow out alle mery ... [Skeat in his List of English Words—Icelandic, calls grith a Middle-English word. ..."

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