Definition of ringildry in English:

ringildry

noun

historical
  • Chiefly in medieval and early modern Wales: the position or office of a sergeant or bailiff; = ringild, "ringildship". In later use: or the region administered by a sergeant or bailiff.

Origin

Late 15th century. From post-classical Latin ringilderia, ringildria from ringildus sergeant + classical Latin -eria. Compare Welsh rhingyllaeth sergeantship, ringildry. Compare earlier ringildie and ringildship, and also ringild.

Pronunciation

ringildry

/ˈrɪŋɡɪldri/