(from a Teutonic verb root for Speak; summon; proclaim; curse). (1) In the laws of the Franks and other Germanic peoples: (a) proclamation; often declaration of outlawry; (b) district over which such a proclamation was issued. (2) A fine for disobedience of such a proclamation or for sacrilege or other crimes. (3) Declaration of excommunication.* See also Interdict.
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