Definition of Firdwite

In old English law, a fine for refusing military service (mulcta detrectantis militiam). A mulct or penalty imposed on military tenants for their default in not appearing in arms or coming to an expedition.

A fine imposed for murder committed in the army; an acquittance of such fine.

That's the definition of  Firdwitein Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of

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