n.1.(AS. Law) A court or meeting of a burgh or borough; a borough court held three times yearly.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Elizabeth visited Canterbury in 1573, and in the Burghmote Court Minutes from August 13, there is a lengthy description of the way she was greeted: "Memorandum it is agreed by master Major & the aldermen that euery of them shall Ryde in the Scarlett gownes with foote clothes to mete the quenes maiestie &c/ and all the commen counsell to be a foote in their best apparrell in decent gownes / &lyke wyse so many of the cheeffe commeners as haue gownes to be assoyat together in desent order [&c] to mete her grace &c/" (Gibson 2002, 202).