n.1.(Eng. Forest Law) See Swainmote.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Each case study is supported by a close and careful reading of the surviving archival records, gathered from the swanimote, Star Chamber, and Chancery courts and private papers.
To protect the vert and venison, there was an administrative and law enforcement system staffed with unique officers--justices, wardens, verderers, gamekeepers, woodwards, agisters, and regarders--who acted under a distinct body of law in a series of prerogative courts--the courts of Swanimote, Attachment, Regard, the General and Special Inquisitions, and the Eyre.