breksekð (ON) noun

A legal stratagem whereby someone is prosecuted for outlawry by two separate plaintiffs, one of whom only brings the case to ruin that of the other prosecutor. The benefits of this are not explicitly stated in Grg, but it seems likely that the one committing breksekð is somehow allied with the outlaw, thus preventing his goods from being confiscated by another party.

deceptive outlawry OIce Grg Þsþ 60 Refs:

CV s.v. breksekð; Fritzner s.v. breksekt

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