kunungsræfst (OSw) noun

The king, or his proxy, executed his jurisdiction at an extraordinary assembly, possibly several years apart, and presumably in each land  (q.v.) ‘province’. OSw ÖgL Rb 2 lists the cases to be dealt with, for example all breaches of the king’s sworn peace, all land disputes, robbery and illegal oaths. According to OSw MEL, the kunungsræfst was to be held at a rættaraþing (q.v.), unless the terms are synonyms.

king’s court OSw ÖgL Jb
king’s court of inquiry OSw MEL Rb Eb
king’s inquest OSw ÖgL Eb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2872