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 KrL Bb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Äb, Till
OSw YVgL Tb, Add

Schlyter s.v. foreþer

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