Definition of Folkmoot

1. Noun. (historical) A general meeting (assembly) of the people of a town, district, or shire, and so forth, especially one to consider matters of the commonwealth. ¹



2. Noun. (historical) A local court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Folkmoot

1. a general assembly of the people in early England [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folkmoot

folkland
folklands
folklife
folklike
folklives
folklore
folklores
folkloric
folklorically
folklorish
folklorist
folkloristic
folkloristically
folkloristics
folklorists
folkmoot (current term)
folkmoots
folkmot
folkmote
folkmotes
folkmots
folknik
folkniks
folkred
folkrede
folks
folksier
folksiest
folksily
folksiness

Literary usage of Folkmoot

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1. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"Dr. Gneist,2 on the other hand, is of opinion that, in the 2 Hist, of smaller kingdoms at any rate, the Witenagemot and folkmoot ? ..."

2. The People's Law: Or, Popular Participation in Law-making from Ancient Folk by Charles Sumner Lobingier (1909)
"B. Influence of the folkmoot upon Teutonic Juridical Conceptions That the folkmoot, in spite of its decay in most countries, retained a firm hold on the ..."

3. The Foundations of Society and the Land: A Review of the Social Systems of by John Wynne Jeudwine (1918)
"The General Assembly or folkmoot.—" The chiefs consult over small matters ; on great ... This is the folkmoot, the general council of all early societies, ..."

4. The People's Law: Or, Popular Participation in Law-making from Ancient Folk by Charles Sumner Lobingier (1909)
"B. Influence of the folkmoot upon Teutonic Juridical Conceptions That the folkmoot, in spite of its decay in most countries, retained a firm hold on the ..."

5. Sources of the Constitution of the United States by Charles Ellis Stevens (1894)
"Possibly the shire represented the earlier petty state, and came thus to retain the folkmoot.1 As 1 " If each shire represented a complete kingdom, ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1903)
"The folkmoot was left to the shire, the witenagemot was gathered round the king. the folkmoot . Question as to the gathering of the folk- moots in anus. ..."

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