\\ˈgrith\ noun (-s)
a. obsolete : assured security or protection (as by safe conduct)
b. : peace or security imposed or guaranteed in Anglo-Saxon and early medieval England by conditions arising out of associations of time and place: as
(1) : the sanctuary or asylum afforded by the precincts of a church
2. archaic : a place of security : refuge, asylum, sanctuary
3. obsolete : quarter in battle

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  • grith — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse, security Date: before 12th century peace, security, or sanctuary imposed or guaranteed in early medieval England under various special conditions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grith — noun a) security, peace or protection guaranteed in particular instances in Old English law. b) a place of protection, a sanctuary Syn: asylum …   Wiktionary

  • grith — sb. == peace. HD. 61, 511. AS. grið …   Oldest English Words

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