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  • noun [ feminine ]
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ofer-sewenness, e; f.
Contempt; as a legal term, fine for disobedience to authority. The word occurs only in legal documents. In the laws of Henry I it corresponds to ofer-hírness in the Anglo-Saxon laws
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  • Habeat episcopus debita transgressionum et poenam delictorum quae nos dicimus ofersegeneisse (quae Anglice dicitur oferisæwenes, ii. 240, 22) et gyltwíte,

      C. D. vi. 240, 35.
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v. ofer-seón; II.
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v.  ofer-gesewenness.
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  • ofer-sewenness, n.