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  • n. Plural form of folkmote.


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  • Moreover, at the east end of the church lay a smaller plot, on which the citizens held folkmotes and made parade of arms for preserving the

    The Customs of Old England

  • The village communities were bereft of their folkmotes, their courts and independent administration; their lands were confiscated.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • Under the protection of their walls the cities 'folkmotes -- either quite independent, or led by the chief noble or merchant families -- conquered and maintained the right of electing the military defensor and supreme judge of the town, or at least of choosing between those who pretended to occupy this position.

    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

  • (Bohemicae gentis magni et parvi, nobiles et ignobiles) took part in the election; (15) while, the vyeches (folkmotes) of the

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • Suffice it to say, that, even under the most horrid despotism of kings, the folkmotes of the village communities and their customary law remain sovereign in a wide circle of affairs.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • The feeling of union within the confederation is kept alive by the common interests of the tribes, their folkmotes, and the festivities which are usually kept in connection with the folkmotes.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • It is even certain that Moscow and Paris were chosen by the kings and the Church as the cradles of the future royal authority in the State, because they did not possess the tradition of folkmotes accustomed to act as sovereign in all matters.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • The Government found, however, the folkmotes "too noisy," too disobedient, and in 1787, elected councils, composed of a mayor and three to six syndics, chosen from among the wealthier peasants, were introduced instead.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • One more open space there was, that round St. Paul's, the place where the people held their folkmotes.

    The History of London


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