foghati (OSw) foghet (ODan) noun

An official who, together with the hæraþshöfþingi (q.v.), controlled lawful measurements. Presumed to have had a complementary function to the lænsmaþer (q.v.). Later in the Middle Ages, and in other sources, fairly common as an official of the king, the church, towns, etc, with duties primarily as a tax-collector and policeman.


bailiff OSw KrL Bb Kmb Rb
OSw MEL Rb
OSw MESt Bb Kmb Rb Eb

bailiwick OSw BjR
OSw KrL Kgb DbI Tb Add
OSw MEL Kgb
OSw MESt Kgb Äb Jb Skb Hb DbI SmbI Tb Dob

sheriff ODan SkBL
OSw YVgL Föb
Refs:

Förvaltningshistorisk ordbok s.v. fogde; KLNM s.v. fogde; Schlyter s.v. foghati

Citation
  • ‘foghati’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1337
    (01/29/2023)