swanimote

noun
swan·i·mote | \ˈswänəˌmōt\
variants: or less commonly swainmote \ˈswānˌm- \ or swanmote \ˈswänˌm- \
plural -s

Definition of swanimote 

: a court formerly held before foresters, verderers, and other forest officers to try offenses against vert and venison and to hear grievances against forest officers

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History and Etymology for swanimote

Middle English swanimot, from (assumed) Old English swāngemōt, from Old English swān herdsman, peasant + gemōt judicial assembly, gemot

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