fullsæri (OSw) full sar (OSw) fulsari (OSw) fulsæri (OSw) fulzære (OSw) noun

Literally, ‘full wound’. This concept seems to have applied only in the Swedish laws and designated a wound subject to maximum compensation. It was also called a fult sar. The fines for such wounds varied greatly, however, from 3 örar to 40 marker, depending on circumstances, with the most serious cases being treated as crimes against the King’s Peace (ÖgL and YVgL). The highest fines were applied if the wound were inflicted during a period or in a place of peace and security, friþer (HL). In this latter case the fine was payable to the king (or the bishop if the wound were inflicted on a church festival). In SdmL and ÄVgL the term is applied to injuries where medical treatment was required. In HL, UL and VmL, although there is no formal definition of the concept (in comparison to SdmL and ÄVgL) one is able to deduce the meaning from the context and it was up to the doctor to confirm the status of the wound. The fine for such a wound was 40 marker in UL. In VmL the fine is only 20 marker. DL uses the equivalent expression fulder sar.


full wound OSw ÄVgL Smb
OSw HL Mb
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb
OSw SdmL Mb
OSw YVgL Add

wound subject to full compensation OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Kkb, Mb
Refs:

KLNM, s.v. legemskrænkelse; Schlyter 1877, s.v. fullsæri; SL UL, 126 note 115; SL VmL, 96 note 97

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1552
    (12/03/2022)