Pronunciation: (wûr'gild, wer'-),[key] —n. 1. (in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries)
2. money paid to the relatives of a murder victim in compensation for loss and to prevent a blood feud.
3. the amount of money fixed as compensation for the murder or disablement of a person, computed on the basis of rank. Also,wer•geldPronunciation: (wûr'geld, wer'-),[key]were'gild.