Commote


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Com`mote´


v. t.1.To commove; to disturb; to stir up.
Society being more or less commoted and made uncomfortable.
- Hawthorne.
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Dearnley's carving will reflect the area's rich nautical history and its historical status as a medieval coastal commote in the old Ceredigion kingdom.
The commote of Mawddwy was once considered the most lawless place in Wales.
So it is in the commote of Kibworth, but not of the Court of it.
It is in the commote betwixt Ye Olde MacDonald's (who had ye farm, ee ay, ee ay, o) and Kentucky Fried Quail.
10) The caisiaid have been defined as |the nucleus of a police force in the commote, delivering the writs, making distraints, carrying out the decisions of the courts, and conducting the executions'.
In east Caernarfonshire in 1394, on the other hand, consent was given by each commote separately, and in 1390s Gower, the meeting where consent was given was called, significantly a "parliamentum", mirroring the function of the general, English parliament.
The medieval divisions of the peninsula consisted, on the eastern side, of part of the cantref of Arfon and of the commote of Eifionydd, and, on the western side, of the cantref of Llyn comprising the commotes of Dinllaen, Cymydmaen and Cafflogion - names that survived as those of post-Acts of Union hundreds.
Before the Edwardian conquest of 1282-83, each commote in Wales had its own llys - a centre of local administration, justice and tax collection run by officials.
Domen Las motte was probably the administrative centre of the commote of Ystumanner.
Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, Cynllaith Owain and half of the commote of Is Coed Uwch Hirwern, near Cardigan, Owain was one of the few remaining native Welsh aristocrats, being heir to the dynasties of both Powys Fadog and Deheubarth.
xxx: the narrative furnishes 'a chain of toponyms, stretching from the fringes of Staffordshire through northern Shropshire and the Oswestry "salient" into the most northerly commotes of southern Powys and across the Berwyns to Bala in Penllyn'.