Definition of manbot in English:

manbot

(also manbote)

noun

Anglo-Saxon Law
historical
  • A fine to be paid to an overlord as compensation for the killing of a man under his authority.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Laws of Ine. From man + boot. Compare Old Icelandic manns-boetr (plural) wergeld, manbote.

Pronunciation

manbot

/ˈmanbəʊt/