hussætisfolk (OSw) hussætu folk (OSw) noun

A category of people without landed property, possibly living permanently in somebody else’s household. They may have paid rent (UL Mb) or been labourers. Appearing in a list of poor people (UL Kkb) and dealt with concerning their responsibilities if they had keys to the farm where they lived (VmL Mb).

lodgers OSw UL Kkb, Mb
OSw VmL Kkb, Mb

KLNM s.v. husmand

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