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  1. British an assembly of the citizens or liverymen of a ward
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Word Origin

C14: see ward, moot
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Historical Examples

  • When the play differs from Holinshed it differs also from the Wardmote Book.

    Arden of Feversham


  • It was divided into wards, answering to hundreds in the county; each having its own wardmote, or leet, under its elected alderman.

  • The widow Wadlowe's name is returned for the last time by the Wardmote on December 21st, 1629.

  • John Wadlow's name occurs for the last time in the Wardmote return of December, 1660.

  • Mr. Houston, the attorney who officiated at the wardmote, was not suffered to make his report of the election.