halfréttismaðr (ON) noun

A person who pays and receives half compensation for grievances. Children between the ages of 12 (or 8) and 15 were considered halfréttismenn (cf. GuL ch. 190 and FrL IV.36) as were unwelcome guests (Js Mah 33).

man entitled to half compensation OIce Mah 28
OIce Js Mah 33

man of half personal right ONorw GuL Mhb Refs:

CV s.v. hálfréttismaðr; F; KLNM s.v. úmagi

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1954