rhaith

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh reyth, from Proto-Brythonic *reiθ, from Proto-Celtic *rextus (rule, law). Cognate with Breton reizh, Cornish ryth.

Noun[edit]

rhaith f (plural rheithiau)

  1. (law, historical) a right, a legal or moral entitlement
  2. (law, historical) a compurgation, the oaths of character witnesses necessary for defense in some cases under medieval Welsh law

Synonyms[edit]

  • hawl (legal or moral entitlement)

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