hamesucken

noun hame·suck·en \ˈhāmˌsəkən\
variants: less commonly

haimsucken

\ˈhāmˌsəkən\

Definition of hamesucken

plural

-s

  1. 1 Scots law :  the assaulting of a person in his or her own house or dwelling place

  2. 2 Anglo-Saxon law a (1) :  a franchise of trying persons charged with assaulting a person in his own home and receiving the fines or damages imposed (2) :  such fines or damages b :  burglary, housebreaking

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Origin and Etymology of hamesucken

Middle English hamsoken, from Old English hāmsōcn, from hām home + sōcn attack; akin to Old Norse sōkn attack, Old English sēcan to attack, seek — more at home, seek


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