The term lendr maðr is first mentioned in skald-poetry from the reign of king Olaf Haraldsson in the early 11th century. The lendmenn had military and police responsibilities for their districts. King Magnus Lagabøte abolished the title lendmann, and the lendmenn were given the title of Baron, in 1308 Haakon V abolished the title Baron as well.
The term lendmann is sometimes confused with lensmann, which is a title used in local administration (a policeman in smaller towns) in later centuries, however the two terms are not related.
In English historical literature and translations, lendmann is often translated as landed man.
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