grannestævne (ODan) grannastefna (ON) noun

A local government of the village dealing primarily with matters concerning fencing, grazing, harvesting etc. The ODan grannestævne had a more far-reaching authority than the OIce, passing judgements and issuing fines in certain local matters, and corresponded to the OSw soknastæmpna (q.v.).

assembly of neighbours ONorw MLL Llb 30
meeting of neighbours OIce Llb 31
village meeting ODan ESjL 2 Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. bystævne, landsbystyre

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