ANGILD - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ANGILD? Definition of ANGILD in Black's Law Dictionary

In Saxon law, the single value of a man or other thing; a single weregild (q. v.); the compensation of a thing according to its single value or estimation. Spelman. The double gild or compensation was called "twigild," the triple, "trigild," etc. Id. See Angylde.

When a crime was committed, before the Conquest, the angild was the money compensation that the person who had been wronged was entitled to receive. Maitl. Domesday Book & Beyond 274.


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