húsfastr (ON) adj.

House-fixed. Refers to men who owned or rented property for at least half a year in a (Norwegian) town. According to Magnus the Lawmender’s City Law (VII.16), those who met this requirement were required to take part in town meetings (ON mót).


owning or renting OIce Grg Arþ 125 Misc 248
OIce Kge 18
ONorw MLL Kab 29
Refs:

CV s.v. húsfastr; Fritzner s.v. húsfastr; GrgTr II:18 n. 102; Hagland and Sandnes 1997, 108; Hertzberg s.v. húsfastr; KLNM s.v. borgare, husleige

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2334
    (07/12/2024)