hreppamál (ON) noun

The articles or rules established within a commune (ON hreppr). These pertained mostly to the care of the poor and the treatment of itinerants and vagrants. May also refer to specific cases concerning a commune and resolved within it.

commune rules OIce Grg Hrs 234, 235 Refs:

CV s.v. hreppamál; Finsen III:625; Fritzner s.v. hreppamál; KLNM s.v. hreppr

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