eric

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See also: Eric, ERIC, and Éric

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Etymology[edit]

From Irish éiric.

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Noun[edit]

eric (plural erics)

  1. (historical) A fine paid as compensation for violent crimes.
    • 1948 (revised 1952), Robert Graves, The White Goddess, Faber & Faber 1999, p. 18:
      The court-poets of Wales [] could demand an eric of ‘nine cows, and nine-score pence of money besides’.

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  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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