Walreaf

The taking of spoils from the slain.

Wapentacum. Wapentagium

Wapentake, division of a county or its tenantry in the Danelaw.

Warantus

A surety.

Wed, Wedd

Pledge, surety.

Wegreáf

Highway robbery.

Wergeld, Wergild

Compensation, blood price, the value of a man’s life.

Wiðersaca

Opponent, enemy.

Witan

(OE ƿitena ȝemōt; lit. ‘meeting of wise men’) A meeting of the most important men in Anglo-Saxon England whose function it was to advise the king.

Wite

Fine for breach of the law.

Writ

A written royal instruction or notification.

Wuduwa

Widower.

Wuduwe

Widow.