goðalýrittr (ON) goðalýrit (ON) goðalýritr (ON) goðalýritt (ON) noun

A chieftain’s veto. Appears only rarely in Grg and seems to have been used exclusively for prohibiting judgment on cases in which a summons was issued to a man from outside the assembly district (ON útanþingsmaðr).

chieftain’s veto OIce Grg Þsþ 58, 59 Refs:

CV; Finsen III:641−42; Fritzner; KLNM s.v. lýrittr

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1774