housecarl definition

  • noun:
    • a part of bodyguard or family troops of a Danish or Anglo-Saxon king or noble.
    • A member of the Scandinavian royal family soldiers.
    • a family group servant; additionally, one of several bodyguard of King Canute.
    • during the early Danish and early English history, an associate of body-guard of a noble, chieftain, or king.

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