folkmoot

noun
folk·moot | \ˈfōk-ˌmüt \
variants: or folkmote \ˈfōk-ˌmōt \

Definition of folkmoot 

: a general assembly of the people (as of a shire) in early England

First Known Use of folkmoot

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for folkmoot

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

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