- (formerly, in England) a general assembly of the people of a shire, town, etc.
Also folk·mote, folk·mot [fohk-moht] /ˈfoʊkˌmoʊt/.
Origin of folkmoot
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If the accused did not appear on the day named for the trial, he was outlawed at the folkmoot.The Customs of Old England
F. J. Snell
It was here no question of 'the laws and rights of Englishmen':35 it was to no folkmoot that William Rufus spoke.
folkmote or folkmot (ˈfəʊkˌməʊt)
- (in early medieval England) an assembly of the people of a district, town, or shire
Old English folcmōt, from folc folk + mōt from mǣtan to meet 1
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