Folkmote
Folkmote Folk"mote`, n. [AS. folcm[=o]t folk meeting.] An assembly of the people; esp. (Sax. Law), a general assembly of the people to consider and order matters of the commonwealth; also, a local court. [Hist.] [1913 Webster]

To which folkmote they all with one consent Agreed to travel. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • folkmote — /fowkgamowt/ (folc gemote Spelled also, folkmote, folcmote, folkgemote; from folc, people, and gemote, an assembly.) In Saxon law, a general assembly of the people in a town or shire. It appears to have had judicial functions of a limited nature …   Black's law dictionary

  • folkmote — /fowkgamowt/ (folc gemote Spelled also, folkmote, folcmote, folkgemote; from folc, people, and gemote, an assembly.) In Saxon law, a general assembly of the people in a town or shire. It appears to have had judicial functions of a limited nature …   Black's law dictionary

  • folkmote — noun see folkmoot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • folkmote — folk·mote …   English syllables

  • folkmote — Same as folcmote …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • folkmote — noun see folkmoot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Folkmoter — Folk mot er, n. One who takes part in a folkmote, or local court. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mote — Mote, n. [See {Moot}, a meeting.] [Obs., except in a few combinations or phrases.] 1. A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mote bell — Mote Mote, n. [See {Moot}, a meeting.] [Obs., except in a few combinations or phrases.] 1. A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folkmoot — or folkmote noun Etymology: alteration of Old English folcmōt, folcgemōt, from folc people + mōt, gemōt meeting more at moot Date: before 12th century a general assembly of the people (as of a shire) in early England …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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