\wˈʊlfs hˈɛd], \wˈʊlfs hˈɛd], \w_ˈʊ_l_f_s h_ˈɛ_d]\
Definitions of WOLF'S HEAD
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In old English law. This term was used as descriptive of the conditionof an outlaw. Such persons were said to carry a wolf's head, (caput lupinum;) for ifcaught alive they were to be brought to the king, and If they defended themselves theymight be slain and their heads carried to the king, for they were no more to be accountedof than wolves. Termes de la Ley, "Woolferthfod."
By Henry Campbell Black