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gemot

or ge·mote

[guh-moht]
noun
  1. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a legislative or judicial assembly.
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Origin of gemot

Old English gemōt, equivalent to ge- collective prefix + mōt meeting; see moot1
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Historical Examples of gemot

  • Sigeferth and Morcar were slain in Eadric's house at the Oxford gemot.

    Canute the Great

    Laurence Marcellus Larson

  • Godwine and his son Harold were summoned to the gemot, but refused to appear without a security for a safe conduct.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.

    Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

  • The gemot met and decreed the restoration of the earl and the outlawry of many Normans.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.

    Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

  • If anyone failed to attend the gemot thrice after being summoned, he was to pay the king a fine for his disobedience.

  • Some time during the first half of the year, a gemot was summoned to meet at Oxford, near the border of the Danelaw.

    Canute the Great

    Laurence Marcellus Larson


British Dictionary definitions for gemot

gemot

gemote

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

Old English gemōt moot
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