ensak (OSw) ensokn (OSw) ænsak (OSw) noun

This refers to a procedure, fines or responsibility that fall to a single person (or sometimes a number of specified people) to follow, receive or take in charge. In a number of the laws, it refers to fines or cases that are to be referred to the king, but in other instances it simply indicates who is to take up the matter.

affair OSw HL Mb
case OSw HL Rb
exclusive right OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Gb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Mb, Tjdb, Rb, Till
fine belonging to one party OSw DL Kkb
for himself OSw HL Kkb
matter OSw DL Mb
own business OSw DL Tjdb, Rb
own case OSw ÖgL Eb, Db
own matter OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Jb
OSw VmL Mb, Jb, Bb

particular to OSw YVgL Add Expressions:

biskups ensak (OSw)

bishop’s own matter OSw UL Kkb

bondans ensak (OSw)

householder’s (i.e. landowner’s) own matter OSw UL Jb VmL Mb, Jb

byamanna ensak (OSw)

villagers’ own matter OSw UL Kgb VmL Bb

konungs ensak

king’s affair OSw HL Mb

king’s cases OSw HL Rb

king’s own matter OSw UL Kgb

matter for the king OSw DL Mb

til ensak (OSw)

on his own account in the matter OSw UL Mb


Schlyter 1877, s.v. ensak

  • ‘ensak’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1040