Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Alfet
 
Pronunciation: /Al´fet/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
 
Etymology: From mediæval Latin alfetum, from Old English alfæt ‎(“fire-vat”), from āl ‎(“fire”) + fæt ‎(“vat”)