In Norse law, a leysingi was a freed slave (a freed thrall).[1][2]

A leysingi had the right to be penalized for some types of wrongdoing, rather than receiving physical punishment. For a minor offense, the fine for a leysingi was 3/4 mark or the equivalent of 80.37 grams of silver in the 1100s.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Lisi Oliver (30 October 2012). The Beginnings of English Law. University of Toronto Press. pp. 246–. ISBN 978-1-4426-6922-2.
  2. ^ Løysing (Norwegian) in the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia