brandstuþ (OSw) brænnestuth (ODan) noun

Collective compensation to victims of accidental fire paid in coin or kind by local householders in the hæraþ (q.v.) or hundari (q.v.) or part thereof depending on the damages caused. Similar responsibilities, albeit not the word, appear in OIce Grg.

compensation for fire OSw DL Bb
fire compensation ODan SkL 225, 226 Refs:

KLNM s.v. brandstod

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