handtak (ODan) noun

ODan SkL requires swearing by joining hands, not on a book, in cases of disputed land, a man’s lawful absence and fire compensation (ODan brandstuth).


joining of hands ODan SkL 83
taking hands ODan SkL 147, 226

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2004
    (01/30/2023)