forþing (OSw) noun

A spouse’s right to an inheritance share of the undivided property. Appears as a deceased wife’s share of the married couple’s undivided property to be inherited by her (other) heirs if she died before her husband.

share of the undivided property OSw ÖgL Gb Refs:

KLNM s.v. giftorätt; Schlyter 1877, s.v. forþing; SL ÖgL, 120f. n. 44

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