farmannalög (ON) noun

Maritime law; law for traders and sailors. Provincial laws of medieval Iceland and Norway do not much emphasize maritime law, though a thirteenth century fragment of the younger Bjarkeyjarréttr (q.v.) does mention farmannalög. In the later thirteenth century this area of law started to become more prominent as evidenced by chapters in Jó for Iceland and an appendix to MLL in Norway. The chapter on farmannalög in Jó is chiefly based on King Magnús Hákonarson’s ‘younger’ Bjarkey Law or Municipal law of 1276.

maritime law OIce MagBref Fml 1, 20 Refs:

GrgTr II:90; KLNM s.v. farmannsloven, sjörätt

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