An Anglo-Saxon term for a form of payment or a tax imposed upon landholders. The tribute paid to the Scandanavians was sometimes referred to as a geld.
Related term(s): Danegeld; Heregeld; Wergeld
Category: Government and Law
Source information: Contamine, Phillippe. War in the Middle Ages. trans. Michael Jones. Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1984. 52.