Swainmote

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swainmote (Eng. Forest Law) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swainmote See swain moot, under moot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Swain, + mote, meeting: cf. LL. swanimotum,