scyldigung
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scyldigung
scyldgung, e; f. A criminal charge Be ðon ðe scyldgunge bǽde æt ofslegenum. Wé cwǽdon, se ðe scyldunga (be ðon ðe scyldgunga, other MS.) bǽde æt ofslagenum þeófe ðæt hé eode þreora sum tó . . . and ðone áþ syllen ðæt hý on heora mǽge náne þýfþe nyston . . . and hý gán siþþan .xii. sume and gescyldigen hine of him who asks for the charge (in order to refute it) in the case of a slain thief. We ordained, he that should ask for the charge in the case of a slain thief, that he should go with two others . . . and they shall make oath that they knew of no theft on the part of their kinsman . . . and afterwards twelve on the other side shall go and bring the charge against him (the thief ) (cf. Qui culpam exigit de fure occiso, L. H. i. 74, 2; Th. i. 578), L. Ath. i. 11; Th. i. 204, 26.
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