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  • noun [ feminine ]
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hengen-wítnung, e; f.
The punishment of imprisonment
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  • Gif forworht man friþstól geséce and þurh ðæt feorh geyrne ðonne sý þreóra án for his feore búte man bet geárian wille wergild éce þeówet hengenwítnung

    if a man who has forfeited his life gain a sanctuary, and thereby secure his life, let there be one of three things instead of his life, unless he obtain remission more favourably, wergild, perpetual thraldom, imprisonment,

    • L. Eth. vii. 16; Th. i. 332, 18.
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  • hengen-wítnung, n.