Danegeld

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Dane·geld

 (dān′gĕld′) also Dane·gelt (-gĕlt′)
n.
A tax levied in England from the 10th to the 12th century to finance protection against Danish invasion.

[Middle English : Dane, genitive pl. of Dan, Dane; see Dane + geld, tribute (from Old English geld, gield, payment).]

Danegeld

(ˈdeɪnˌɡɛld) or

Danegelt

n
(Historical Terms) the tax first levied in the late 9th century in Anglo-Saxon England to provide protection money for or to finance forces to oppose Viking invaders
[C11: from Dan Dane + geld tribute; see yield]

Dane•geld

(ˈdeɪnˌgɛld)

also Dane•gelt

(-ˌgɛlt)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) (in medieval England) a land tax believed to have been levied orig. as a tribute to the Danish invaders.
[before 1150; Middle English denegeld, danegeld, Old English (Domesday Book) Danegeld. See Dane, geld2]

Danegeld

A tax levied on the Anglo-Saxon population of England to buy off Danish invaders.