wardmote

noun

ward·​mote
ˈwȯ(ə)dˌmōt
plural -s
British
: an assembly of the citizens of a ward
specifically : a meeting usually sitting as a court that is held in each ward of the City of London and has supervision of matters relating to the watch, police, and weights and measures

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from ward entry 1 + mot, mote moot

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“Wardmote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardmote. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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