hæftilse (OSw) hæktilse (OSw) noun

Primarily detention of an offender awaiting justice to be done. Detention as a punishment probably only appears in OSw KrL Kgb, where it, however, has been construed mainly as a corporal punishment due to the poor diet consisting of water and bread.

imprisonment OSw MEL DbII
OSw MESt Rb Eb DbII Tb

jail OSw KrL Kgb Kmb Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. fängelse, frihedsberøvelse, frihedsstraf, straff, exekution

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/6657