Swain"mote` (?), n. [Swain + mote meeting: cf. LL. swanimotum.] Eng. ForestLaw
A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury.
[Written also swanimote, and sweinmote.] Don't spell it "swinemoot" or "swinemote": People will point at you and laugh. I guess "moot" is probably related, though.
© Webster 1913.