ERIC

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eric

(ˈɛrɪk) or

eriach

n
(Law) (in old Irish law) a fine paid by a murderer to the family of his victim. Compare wergild
[C16: from Irish eiric]

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Eric

[ˈerɪk] NErico
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It existed in the form of an important legal mechanism in early Germanic society, and was called weregild in what is today England, ericfine in Ireland, vira in Russia and glowsczyzna in Poland.