Definition of Vehme in English:

Vehme

(also Vehm, Feme)

noun

European History
  • A form of secret tribunal operating in Germany during the later Middle Ages; (in extended use) a secret or unauthorized tribunal; Vehmgericht.

Origin

Early 19th century. From German Feme, † Vehme, † Fehme from Middle Low German vēme secret tribunal, cognate with Middle Dutch vēme, veem, Dutch veem, further etymology uncertain and disputed.

Pronunciation

Vehme

/ˈfeɪmə//ˈveɪmə/