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  1. (formerly, in England) a general assembly of the people of a shire, town, etc.
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Also folk·mote, folk·mot [fohk-moht] /ˈfoʊkˌmoʊt/.

Origin of folkmoot

before 1000; Middle English; Old English folcmōt folk meeting. See folk, moot1
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Historical Examples of folkmoot

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for folkmoot


folkmote or folkmot (ˈfəʊkˌməʊt)

  1. (in early medieval England) an assembly of the people of a district, town, or shire
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Word Origin for folkmoot

Old English folcmōt, from folc folk + mōt from mǣtan to meet 1
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