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Swanʹimote

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A court held thrice a year before forest verderers by the steward of the court. So called because the swans or swains were the jurymen. (Swans, swains, or sweins, freeholders; Anglo-Saxon, swan or swein, a herdsman, shepherd, youth; our swain.)

⁂ This court was incident to a forest, as the court of pie-powder or piepoudre to a fair.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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