folkmoot

noun
folk·​moot | \ ˈfōk-ˌmüt How to pronounce folkmoot (audio) \
variants: or folkmote \ ˈfōk-​ˌmōt How to pronounce folkmote (audio) \

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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“Folkmoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folkmoot. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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