Einechlan sentence example
- In calculating the amount of compensation the most characteristic and important element was Einechlan (= honour-price, honour-value), a value attaching to every free person, varying in amount from one cow to thirty cows according to rank.
- By the commission of crime, breach of contract, or other disgraceful or injurious conduct, Einechlan was diminished or destroyed, a capitis diminutio occurred, apart from any other punishment.
- Though existing apart from fine, Einechlan was the first element in almost every fine.
- In capital cases the word sometimes meant Einechlan, sometimes coirp-dire (=body-fine), but most correctly the sum of these two.