frændbót (ON) frændbætr (ON) noun

Compensation paid by the kinsmen of a killer to the equivalent kinsmen of the victim. This type of compensation was abolished in Norway in MLL (IV.12; X.2) in Iceland in Js (Mah 29).


compensation OIce Mah 1
kin-compensation ONorw FrL Sab 11, 18
OIce Js Mah 29

wergild to the kinsmen ONorw GuL Mhb Refs:

CV s.v. frændbætr; Fritzner; Hertzberg; Jørgensen 2014; KLNM s.v. böter; Riisøy 2009, 65

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1514
    (10/05/2022)