wardmote

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ward +‎ moot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wardmote ‎(plural wardmotes)

  1. (now historical) A meeting of the inhabitants of a ward.
    • c. 1390, William Landland, Piers Plowman, Prologue:
      Somme seruen þe kyng · and his siluer tellen / In cheker and in chancerye · chalengen his dettes / Of wardes and wardmotes · weyues and streyues.
  2. (historical) A court formerly held in each ward of London, England for trying defaults in matters relating to the watch, police, and the like.