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

    An amercement exacted for omitting the expeditation of a dog.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the forest law. An amercement for not batting out the ball or chtting off the claws of a dog's feet, (exped-itating him.) To be quit of footgeld is to have the privllege of keeping dogs in the forest uni awed without punishment or controL Manwood.