foreþer (OSw) noun

An oath sworn by witnesses — in SdmL usually the plaintiff or defendant, possibly alone — prior to the compurgators, who were to support it with their oaths.


oath OSw ÄVgL Tb
pre-oath OSw SdmL Kkb, Äb, Till
OSw YVgL Tb, Add
Refs:

Schlyter s.v. foreþer

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1360
    (08/11/2022)