hamesucken

noun
hame·​suck·​en
variants: or less commonly haimsucken \ ˈhāmˌsəkən \
plural -s

Definition of hamesucken

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

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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