or ge·mote

[ guh-moht ]

  1. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a legislative or judicial assembly.

Origin of gemot

Old English gemōt, equivalent to ge- collective prefix + mōt meeting; see moot

Words Nearby gemot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gemot in a sentence

  • The monarch assumed the function of the fole-gemot, but the principle remained—the feudee only became tenant for life.

    Landholding In England | Joseph Fisher
  • The gemot is summoned to meet this day week—that is on the third of October—and we shall wait to hear what steps they take.

    Wulf the Saxon | G. A. Henty
  • The Witana-gemot was assembled in the great hall of Westminster in all its imperial pomp.

    Harold, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The witena-gemot was continued, under the name of the Great Council.

  • Twice outlaw he, and Nithing by the word of the armed gemot!

    Star of Mercia | Blanche Devereux

British Dictionary definitions for gemot



/ (ɡɪˈməʊt) /

  1. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a legal or administrative assembly of a community, such as a shire or hundred

Origin of gemot

Old English gemōt moot

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