swanimote

noun swan·i·mote \ˈswänəˌmōt\
variants: less commonly

swainmote

\ˈswānˌm-\ or

swanmote

\ˈswänˌm-\

Definition of swanimote

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of swanimote

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


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