un- +‎ geld (in sense of "payment").



ungeld (plural ungelds)

  1. (Britain, law, obsolete, Anglo-Saxon law) A person so far out of the protection of the law that no fine has to be paid by anybody who kills him.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ungeld in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)