halmote

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From Old English *heallġemōt (unattested), from heall (hall) + ġemōt (meeting).

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halmote (plural halmotes)

  1. (historical) A court held by the lord of a manor within his hall.
    • 1969, Philip Ziegler, The Black Death, Folio Society 2006, p. 161:
      At Easington, the next centre for the halmote, things were even worse. The steward offered to make payment of rent contingent on the tenant's survival of the plague but even this could not tempt the nervous peasants into taking on any new responsibility.

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