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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In early English history, a court or moot composed of the portmen or burghers of a port-town, corresponding to the leet of other places. Also called portman-mote.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete In old English law, a court, or mote, held in a port town.

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  • noun law, obsolete, UK A court, or mote, held in a port town.

Etymologies

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port +‎ mote

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