skælatak (OSw) noun

A security deposited pending the resolution of a dispute by the laghmaþer (q.v.).


lawful security OSw ÄVgL Tb
OSw YVgL Tb
Refs:

Schlyter 1877, s.v. skæla tak

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/4884
    (05/26/2024)