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

    In Saxon law. A meeting or moot; a convention; a public assemblage. These were of several sorts, such as the witena-gemot or meeting of the wise men; the folc-gemot or general assembly of the people; the shire-gemot or county court; the burg-gemot or borough court; the hundred-gemot or hundred court; the hali-gemot or court-baron; the hat-mote, a convention of citizens in their public hall; the holy-mote or holy court; the swein-gemote or forest court; the ioard-mote or ward court Wharton ; Cunningham.