The offence of forcible entry into another's house, or following him inside and assaulting him there. This was one of the offences reserved to the king's judgement. It would seem there was little real difference between hamsocn and *hamfare. The Latin was hamsocna. -

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  • hamsocn — ˈhämˌsōkən noun ( s) Etymology: Old English hāmsōcn more at hamesucken : hamesucken …   Useful english dictionary

  • hámsócn — f ( e/ a) offence of attacking a man in his own house; the franchise f holding please of this offence and receiving the penalties for it; the penalty itself …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • hamsocn — ham·socn …   English syllables

  • Forestel — Assault carried out on the king s highway; an ambush on that highway. It was one of the offences reserved to the king s judgement. The penalty was a fine of 100s. In the Latin records the offence was described as prohibitio itineris = hindrance… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hamfare — The crime of breaking into a house to rob. It is mentioned in the *DB entry for the city of Chester, in the section where its laws are itemised. For hamfare, the penalty was a fine of £4 if committed on a Sunday or feast day, while 40s was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hanap — An elaborately decorated drinking vessel. Cf. Hamsocn …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Husbreche — An attack on a dwelling, which, like arson and murder, *LHP states could not be compensated for by a money payment, unlike e.g. *strastbreche. Cf. Botleas; Hamfare; Hamsocn …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Heimsuchung — Sf std. (13. Jh.), mhd. heimsuochunge Stammwort. Zusammenbildung aus Heim und suchen, wie afr. hāmsēke(ne), hemsēkene, hāmsēkinge, hāmsēkenge und, mit anderem Suffix, aschw. hēmsōkn, ae. hāmsōcn, mit anderem Bestimmungswort anord. rannsókn. Dabei …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hamsocne — /heemsowkan/ In Saxon law, the word is variously spelled hamsoca, hamsocna, haimsuken, hamesaken, hamsocn. The right of security and privacy in a man s house. The breach of this privilege by a forcible entry of a house is breach of the peace.… …   Black's law dictionary

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