sweinmote
Swainmote Swain"mote`, n. [Swain + mote meeting: cf. LL. swanimotum.] (Eng. Forest Law) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury. [Written also {swanimote}, and {sweinmote}.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sweinmote — Swein mote , n. See {Swainmote}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweinmote — /sweynmowt/ In forest law, a court holden before the verderors, as judges, by the Stewart of the Sweinmote, thrice in every year, the sweins or freeholders within the forest composing the jury. Its principal jurisdiction was First, to inquire… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sweinmote — swein, sweingeor, sweinmote obs. ff. swain, swinger1, swanimote …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweinmote court — A forest court held three times in each year before the verderors of the forest as judges and with sweins or freeholders of the forest as jurors, to inquire into grievances committed by forest officers and to try presentments certified from the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of Sweinmote — /kort av sweynmowt/ (Spelled, also, Swainmote, Swaingemote.) (Saxon, swang, an attendant, a freeholder, and mote or gemote, a meeting.) In England, one of the old forest courts, held before the verderers, as judges, by the steward, thrice in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Sweinmote — /kort av sweynmowt/ (Spelled, also, Swainmote, Swaingemote.) (Saxon, swang, an attendant, a freeholder, and mote or gemote, a meeting.) In England, one of the old forest courts, held before the verderers, as judges, by the steward, thrice in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of sweinmote — A forest court held three times in each year before the verderors of the forest as judges and with sweins or freeholders of the forest as jurors, to inquire into grievances commuted by forest officers and to try presentments certified from the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Swainmote — Swain mote , n. [Swain + mote meeting: cf. LL. swanimotum.] (Eng. Forest Law) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swanimote — Swainmote Swain mote , n. [Swain + mote meeting: cf. LL. swanimotum.] (Eng. Forest Law) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Royal forest — A royal forest is an area of land with different meanings in England, Wales and Scotland; the term forest does not mean forest as it is understood today, as an area of densely wooded land. There are also differing and contextual interpretations… …   Wikipedia

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