julepænning (ODan) noun

A fee paid at Christmas to the gælkere (see gælkare) for detaining thieves awaiting justice to be done.


Christmas money ODan SkBL Refs:

KLNM s.v. stadsskatter; Schlyter 1877, s.v. julepeninge

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/7125
    (05/24/2024)