folk·​moot ˈfōk-ˌmüt How to pronounce folkmoot (audio)
variants or folkmote
: a general assembly of the people (as of a shire) in early England

Word History


alteration of Old English folcmōt, folcgemōt, from folc people + mōt, gemōt meeting — more at moot entry 3

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folkmoot was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near folkmoot

Cite this Entry

“Folkmoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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