husbrut (OSw) husbrut (ODan) húsbrot (ON) noun

Breaking or breaking into someone’s house. In OIce and ONorw regarding removal of parts of the building, particularly doors and their attachments, when moving away from a house. In ODan and OSw in connection with illegally entering someone’s home, considered an offence against the king’s sworn peace (OSw hemsokn, eþsöre) or a gang crime (ODan hærværk).


breaking into a house OSw KrL Tb
OSw MEL Tb

damage to a building ONorw GuL Llb
housebreaking ODan JyL 2
OIce Llb 9
OIce Js Lbb 12
OSw KrL Add
OSw MESt Eb
OSw ÖgL Eb
OSw SdmL Kgb
Refs:

Fritzner s.v. húsbrot; Hertzberg s.v. húsbrot

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2330
    (04/15/2024)