gemot

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English gemōt ‎(meeting, council, moot, encounter).

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Noun[edit]

gemot ‎(plural gemots)

  1. (historical) A (legislative or judicial) assembly in Anglo-Saxon England.
    • 1849, John Mitchell Kemble, The Saxons in England: A History:
      a.d. 978. — In this year was held the celebrated gemot at Calne in Wiltshire, when the floor gave way []
    • 1895, Geoff Horton, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints
      Each division had a court subordinate to those that were superior, the highest in each shire being the shire-gemot, or folck-mote, []
  2. (by extension, rare) Any assembly.
    • 1984, David Dvorkin, The Trellisane Confrontation:
      I have spoken to Veedron, a member of one of Trellisane's many gemots, or ruling councils.

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Old English[edit]

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ge- +‎ mot

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Noun[edit]

gemōt n (nominative plural gemōt)

  1. meeting, council, moot, encounter
    • Hīg hæfdon mycel gemōt. — They held a great council.
    • Herōdes gewende tō Cesaream, and ðǣr hæfde gemōt wið Tyrum and Sidoniscum. — Herod went to Caesar, and then held a meeting with Tyrus and Sidoniscus

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  • mōt n. — moot (gemot), society, assembly, court, council

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