- (in Anglo-Saxon England) a legislative or judicial assembly.
Origin of gemot
Old English gemōt, equivalent to ge- collective prefix + mōt meeting; see moot1
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Sigeferth and Morcar were slain in Eadric's house at the Oxford gemot.
Godwine and his son Harold were summoned to the gemot, but refused to appear without a security for a safe conduct.
The gemot met and decreed the restoration of the earl and the outlawry of many Normans.
If anyone failed to attend the gemot thrice after being summoned, he was to pay the king a fine for his disobedience.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Some time during the first half of the year, a gemot was summoned to meet at Oxford, near the border of the Danelaw.
- (in Anglo-Saxon England) a legal or administrative assembly of a community, such as a shire or hundred
Old English gemōt moot
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