lögsögumaðr (ON) noun

The office of Lawspeaker present in Iceland from ca. 930 until 1262/71. The primary responsibility of the Lawspeaker was to recite a third of the law each year at the General Assembly (ON alþingi). He was elected by the Law Council (ON lögrétta) and is often cited as the only governmental official in Iceland during the commonwealth period. This position was eventually replaced by the office of lögmaðr (see laghmaþer) when Iceland fell under Norwegian rule.

Lawspeaker OIce Grg Klþ 19 Þsþ 21, 24 Lsþ 116 Lrþ 117 Arþ 127 Lbþ 172 Refs:

KLNM s.v. embedsindtægter, lǫgsǫgumaðr; LexMA s.v. Rechtssprecher

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3343