landstjórnarmaðr (ON) noun

A high-ranking official. Appears only rarely in the earliest laws. Landstjórnarmenn are mentioned in Js Mah 31 as men who decide whether some legal necessity precipitated the use of illegal daggers. Given the rarity of the term it is difficult to say whether a landstjórnarmaðr was a fixed post or whether it was a more general term covering multiple officials.

governor OIce Js Mah 31 Refs:

F; NGL V s.v. landsstjórnarmaðr

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