Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    (Saxon) A penalty for a wrong done by one in the king’s peace exacting double damages.— Spelman. .

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Saxon law. A penalty for a wrong done by one in the king's peace. The offender was to replace the damage twofold. Spelman.