Mot (?), v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot (), pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.] [See Must, v.] [Obs.]

May; must; might.

He moot as well say one word as another Chaucer.

The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. Chaucer.

Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres. Chaucer.

So mote it be, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons.


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Mot (?), n. [F. See Motto.]


A word; hence, a motto; a device.


Bp. Hall.

Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar. Shak.


A pithy or witty saying; a witticism.

[A Gallicism]

Here and there turns up a ... savage mot. N. Brit. Rev.


A note or brief strain on a bugle.

Sir W. Scott.


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