málaland (ON) noun

Land upon which a right of preemption (ON máli) had been placed. The holder of this right had the opportunity to match the offer of the highest bidder or purchase the land at a pre-arranged price when it was put up for sale again.

land subject to pre-emption right OIce Grg Lbþ 192, 196
OIce Lbb 11
OIce Js Lbb 7, 8

CV s.v. máli; Fritzner; GrgTr II:392; Hertzberg

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

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