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GELD, old Eng. law. It signifies a fine or compensation for an offence; also, rent, money or tribute.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in classic literature ?
"Rationality gelded to sentiment," the White Logic grins.
Met die geld het sy 'n paar boenders gekoop waarvan sy die eiers verkoop het.