hemstæmpnung (OSw) heimstefna (ON) noun

The hemstæmpnung was an official summoning served at one's home, a legal action where the plaintiff bade the accused before witnesses to be at his home on a set day.

home summons OIce Kge 19, 26 Kab 9
ONorw GuL Kpb, Arb, Tjb, Olb

summoning a person at his home OSw HL Rb
summons to be at home OIce Grg Lbþ 181
ONorw FrL Rgb 2

Hagland & Sandnes 1997, 108; KLNM s.v. rettergang

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

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