gjavstuth (ODan) noun

An additional gift that the king’s bryte (ODan) ’bailiff’ could ask for — but not demand — when collecting legal taxes (laghæ stuth). Failing to provide this gift could render the householder without the support of the bryte if needed.

gift ODan ESjL 3 Refs:

Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 303

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1749