folkmoot

folkmoot
/fohk"mooht'/, n.
(formerly, in England) a general assembly of the people of a shire, town, etc.
Also, folkmote, folkmot /fohk"moht'/.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE folcmot folk meeting. See FOLK, MOOT1]

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  • Folkmoot — In Anglo Saxon England, a folkmoot or folkmote (Old English a meeting of the people) was a governing general assembly consisting of all the free members of a tribe, community or district. It was the forerunner to the witenagemot, which was in… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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

  • Folkmoot — A general assembly (*moot) of the people (folk) of a town in King Alfred s time; but esp. of London where it was (probably) the city s oldest institution and its first in dignity. It was summoned by ringing the great bell of St Paul s Cathedral.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • folkmoot — folk·moot …   English syllables

  • folkmoot — folk•moot [[t]ˈfoʊkˌmut[/t]] also folk•mote, folk•mot [[t] ˌmoʊt[/t]] n. gov (formerly, in England) a general assembly of the people of a shire, town, etc • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE folcmōt folk meeting. See folk, moot …   From formal English to slang

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  • folkmote — noun see folkmoot * * * † ˈfolkmoot, folkmote Obs. exc. Hist. Forms: 1 folcmót, ᵹemót, 5 folkesmot, 6 folckmote, 6–7 folkemote, (7 erron. falkmoth, 9 folkmuth), 9 folkemote, folcmoot, 6–9 folkmote, 5–9 folkmoot. [OE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Witenagemot — The Witenagemot or the Witena gemot (IPA2|ˈwɪtənəgɪˌməʊt), also known as the Witan (more properly the title of its members) was a political institution in Anglo Saxon England which operated from before the 7th century until the 11th century. The… …   Wikipedia