- Orig. a breach of the peace. In time, by transference, lahslit came to indicate the penalty for an offence. It was used in the laws of Cnut (1020-3) for offences committed in the *Danelaw. [< OldEngl. lagu = law + slitan = tear] -Cf. Fulwite
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.