Portmote
Portmote Port"mote`, n. In old English law, a court, or mote, held in a port town. [Obs.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Portmote — The gathering, i.e. *moot, of the men of a *port; sometimes also referred to as a portmote. As a court, it was distinct from any seigniorial/ lord s court, as was the burh moot. Cf. Moot …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • portmote — noun or portmoot ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: portmote from Medieval Latin portimotus, from Old English port + gemōt gemot; portmoot from port + moot : the court of an English borough or seaport; also : a town administrative assembly …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Portman — Term for a town *burgess used before the 14c. *Port was the term used for a walled town, esp. one with a market. A portman was one of a group chosen to be responsible for a town s administration. Cf. Portmote; Jurat; Portreeve …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Portman-moot — The gathering, i.e. *moot, of the men of a *port; sometimes also referred to as a portmote. As a court, it was distinct from any seigniorial/ lord s court, as was the burh moot. Cf. Moot …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • portmoot — noun see portmote …   Useful english dictionary

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