kirkiufriþer (OSw) kirkjufriðr (ON) noun

The church peace covered the church itself as well as the churchgoers; in OSw including their journey to and from church. Asylum in church is explicitly mentioned in OIce KRA and OSw HL and SdmL (as well as in OGu GL, albeit without this word). Some OSw laws relate the church peace to the king and eþsöre (q.v.) (DL, HL, SdmL) or considers breaching it an unatonable crime (YVgL).


church peace OSw DL Eb
OSw KrL Kgb
OSw MEL Kgb Eb
OSw MESt Eb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Tjdb, Till
OSw UL Kgb
OSw VmL Kgb

church sanctity OSw HL Kkb, Kgb
OSw UL Kkb, Mb

peace of the church OIce KRA 8
ONorw FrL KrbA 10
OSw YVgL Add
Refs:

KLNM s.v. fridslagstiftning; s.v. Schlyter s.v. kirkiufriþer

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2688
    (07/16/2024)