Einechlan sentence example

einechlan
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Though existing apart from fine, Einechlan was the first element in almost every fine.
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  • In capital cases the word sometimes meant Einechlan, sometimes coirp-dire (=body-fine), but most correctly the sum of these two.
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