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gemot

or gemote

[guh-moht] /gəˈmoʊt/
noun
1.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a legislative or judicial assembly.
Origin of gemot
Old English gemōt, equivalent to ge- collective prefix + mōt meeting; see moot1
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  • The gemot is summoned to meet this day week—that is on the third of October—and we shall wait to hear what steps they take.

    Wulf the Saxon G. A. Henty
  • Sigeferth and Morcar were slain in Eadric's house at the Oxford gemot.

    Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson
  • Godwine and his son Harold were summoned to the gemot, but refused to appear without a security for a safe conduct.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • The gemot met and decreed the restoration of the earl and the outlawry of many Normans.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • If anyone failed to attend the gemot thrice after being summoned, he was to pay the king a fine for his disobedience.

  • Some time during the first half of the year, a gemot was summoned to meet at Oxford, near the border of the Danelaw.

    Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson
  • During the sessions of the gemot, the brothers were accused of treason and slain in the house of Eadric, the Mercian earl.

    Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson
British Dictionary definitions for gemot

gemot

/ɡɪˈməʊt/
noun
1.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a legal or administrative assembly of a community, such as a shire or hundred
Word Origin
Old English gemōtmoot
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