halslausn (ON) noun

‘Neck-loosing’; a payment given by the slave to his master as part of the ceremony in which the slave was freed.


neck-payment ONorw FrL ArbB 12 Refs:

CV s.v. hálslausn; Fritzner s.v. halslausn; Hertzberg s.v. halslausn; KLNM s.v. leysingi

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1966
    (02/07/2023)