Moot-hall Moot"-hall`, Moot-house Moot"-house`, n. [AS. m[=o]th?s.] A hall for public meetings; a hall of judgment. [Obs.] ``The moot-hall of Herod.'' --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

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  • Moot hall — A moot hall is meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. In Anglo Saxon England, a low ring shaped earthwork served as a moot hill or moot mound, where the elders of the hundred would meet to take decisions. Some of… …   Wikipedia

  • moot hall — noun Etymology: Middle English mothalle, moothalle, from mot, moot moot + halle hall more at moot, hall : a room or building in which a moot is held; specifically : town hall …   Useful english dictionary

  • moot hall — /ˈmut hɔl/ (say mooht hawl) noun (in an English village) a historic building where a moot (moot1 def. 6) was once held …   Australian English dictionary

  • moot hall — a building in some English villages where moots were once held; town hall. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • moot-hall —  a town hall. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Moot-house — Moot hall Moot hall , Moot house Moot house , n. [AS. m[=o]th?s.] A hall for public meetings; a hall of judgment. [Obs.] The moot hall of Herod. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moot house — moot hall or moot house noun 1. A town hall or council chamber 2. A hall for moot courts • • • Main Entry: ↑moot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moot — may refer to: from Moot as an Old English language (Anglo Saxon) term for meeting: Folkmoot Jamtamót, the old assembly of Jämtland Witenagemot, the High Council of Anglo Saxon England Moot hall or Moot hill, a meeting or assembly place,… …   Wikipedia

  • moot — folk·moot; hall·moot; moot·able; moot; moot·man; moot·ness; …   English syllables

  • Moot — A meeting or gathering of people; also, the place of the meeting, namely moot hall and moot hill. [OldEngl. mot = assembly, society, court] Cf. Gemot; Witenagemot …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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