|Dictionary of British History|
A commote is an administrative district used throughout Wales from the medieval period. Commotes were introduced as subdivision of the cantref, the Welsh equivilent of the English hundred. The cantref was originally a centre for the administration of Welsh law, but this role was later taken over by the commote. There were usually 2 to 3 commotes per cantref, but there could be as many as seven.
Time period(s): Medieval
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