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  • n. Alternative form of folkmoot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An assembly of the people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See folkmoot.


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  • The latter, of course, consisted of the aggregate body of citizens, anciently designated immensa communitas, or folkmote, who were annually to elect four persons at the wardmote for each ward to represent the commonalty on all occasions of a deliberative nature.

    The Corporation of London, Its Rights and Privileges

  • And because of this great power they were elected by the people in their full assembly, or folkmote, in the manner as sheriffs were elected; following still that old fundamental maxim of the Saxon constitution, that where any officer was entrusted with such power, as if abused might tend to the oppression of the people, that power was delegated to him by the vote of the people themselves.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)—Great Britain and Ireland II

  • It is also evident that, to use a Scotch expression, the "mercet cross" could be considered as an emblem of Church jurisdiction, but we find it both in bishop cities and in those in which the folkmote was sovereign.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • When a quarrel took place, the community at once interfered, and after the folkmote had heard the case, it settled the amount of composition

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • Noble or ecclesiastic, he had to submit to the folkmote -- Wer daselbst Wasser und Weid genusst, muss gehorsam sein -- "Who enjoys here the right of water and pasture must obey" -- was the old saying.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • At the same time, in all matters concerning the community's domain, the folkmote retained its supremacy and (as shown by Maurer) often claimed submission from the lord himself in land tenure matters.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • In France, the communal possession and the communal allotment of arable land by the village folkmote persisted from the first centuries of our era till the times of Turgot, who found the folkmotes "too noisy" and therefore abolished them.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • They know no private property in land -- the land being held in common by the oulous, or rather by the confederation, and if it becomes necessary, the territory is re-allotted between the different oulouses at a folkmote of the tribe, and between the forty-six tribes at a folkmote of the confederation.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • Everywhere we see the same federations of small communities and guilds, the same "sub-towns" round the mother city, the same folkmote, and the same insigns of its independence.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • It must, however, be remarked that in royal cities the folkmote never attained the independence which it assumed elsewhere.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution


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