höstþing (OSw) noun

A þing ‘assembly’ held in autumn, appearing, alongside varþing (‘assembly held in spring’), in the context of refusal to fence, suggesting that it dealt with local village matters. The höstþing could also function as a ræfsingaþing (literally ‘punishment assembly’) which could be held at a hæraþsþing (q.v.) or a fiærþungsþing (q.v.).

autumn assembly OSw YVgL Utgb, Add

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

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