Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    See Folcmote.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Saxon law. A general assembly of the people in a town or shire. It appears to have had judicial functions of a limited nature, and also to have discharged political offices, such as deliberating upon the affairs of the commonwealth or complaining of misgovemment, and probably possessed considerable powers of local selfgovernment. The name was also given to any sort of a popular assembly. See Spelman ; Man wood; Cunningham.