See also: danegeld
- (historical) A tax raised originally to protect against Viking raiders in the 10th and 11th centuries, and later continued as a land tax.
1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
- And who shall then stick closest to ye, and excite others? not he who takes up armes for cote and conduct, and his four nobles of Danegelt.
(history) a tax raised to protect againt Vikings