wardmote


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wardmote \Ward"mote`\, n.
   Anciently, a meeting of the inhabitants of a ward; also, a
   court formerly held in each ward of London for trying
   defaults in matters relating to the watch, police, and the
   like. --Brande & C. "Wards and wardmotes." --Piers Plowman.
   [1913 Webster]
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